Emma Hart, Giving It All That
30 August – 2 November 2014
Interview by ANNA McNAY
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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Folkestone Triennial 2014: video interviews with curator Lewis Biggs, Alastair Upton, chief executive of The Creative Foundation, artists Alex Hartley, Jyll Bradley, Emma Hart, Pablo Bronstein and rootoftwo (John Marshall and Cezanne Charles).
The work of rootoftwo also responds to anxiety, but by measuring social media and people’s response to, and production of, fear on the internet. Five Whithervanes, at locations across town, spin and light up in different colours, according to the messages they are picking up. The artists explain to us how the system works and how visitors – and even those across the globe – can interact and have an impact on the Whithervanes’ activity.
Pablo Bronstein: interview
Pablo Bronstein, whose Sketches for Regency Living graced the walls of the ICA in London this summer, has brought to life a sculpture based on the ideas of 18th-century architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Bronstein’s creation is a grey beach hut, next to an empty container, with a non-functioning lighthouse extending above – and he explains to us why he hates beach huts and all things about them.
Jyll Bradley: interview
Jyll Bradley, a native of Folkestone, has returned to the town to create a wonderful homage to the Kentish hop gardens with which she grew up. Her work invites viewers to walk among the strings and green Plexiglas and neon poles and to enjoy three very different views across town. Constructed on the site of the old gasworks, the circular form also makes reference to the gasometer that once stood in this place.
Alex Hartley: interview
Fresh from his incredible journey with Nowhereisland, Alex Hartley speaks to us from his lookout atop the Grand Burstin Hotel. With a vigil being held for the duration of the Folkestone Triennial, we were lucky enough to experience the view on a beautiful, sunny day.