Triennial 2008: Artists and artworks
Adam Chodzko’s work as an artist demonstrates an ongoing interest in collapsing the past, present and future – in order to create ‘alternative realities’. Through fantasy, wonder and make-believe, Chodzko's work compels us to re-consider our sense of place and community.
Entangled emulates the ivy cover of Martello 4 at Martello 3 (in what the artist calls ‘a jealousy project’), with a malleable, plastic floral form created by designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Christian Boltanski's contribution to the Triennial The Whispers, was a sound installation sited at four benches on The Leas.
Batchelor made a dazzling kaleidoscope of multi-coloured spheres that appeared to free-float in space.
Heather and Ivan Morison
Attracted by Folkestone’s connection with H.G. Wells, the Morisons constructed a mobile Science Fiction library, Tales Of Space And Time in the style of a 1970s Californian House Truck.
A series of unannounced daily performances based on seaside humour and the comic tradition of Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati and Norman Wisdom.
Created in collaboration between Folkestone Academy year 7 pupils and Kaffe Matthews, The Marvelo Project was a sound collage made for bicycles to be performed by visitors to the Triennial.
Kathrin Böhm, Andreas Lang and Torange Khonsari
Public Works is an art/architecture collective, who have been collaborating on projects since 1998
Langlands and Bell
Langlands & Bell have been collaborating since 1978, and exhibiting internationally since the early 80s.
Dion's staffed mobile unit made in the shape of a seagull provided information about these often unloved birds.
The work is inspired by the one million soldiers who left from Folkestone harbour to fight on the battlefields of France and Flanders.
At once elegant and tacky, the use of white electric lightbulbs evokes 1970s disco glamour as well as fairground aesthetics.
Nils Norman, Gavin Wade, Simon Bloor, Tom Bloor
Kiosk 5: Kite Kiosk was a recreation of a kiosk unit based on the 1930s modernist design by Berthold Lubetkin for Dudley Zoo. From the kiosk red and black kites were available, each printed with quotes and keywords from the current “culture and regeneration debate.”
Barking Rocks is a social sculpture on several counts: it reclaims derelict land, returns it to the community and privileges, in a playful way, the disadvantaged, both human and canine.
Tuttofuoco and two of his collaborators re-enacted the classic journey from Istanbul to Paris and Folkestone.
The former Rotunda Amusement Park, typical of seaside towns from Blackpool to Coney Island, is the inspiration for Richard Wilson’s 18 Holes.
Racinated, Richard Wentworth’s ten-part deep-blue enamel sign piece, is spread across Folkestone’s promenades, alleyways and avenues.
In Foreshore, Kusmirowksi recreated elements of an old fish market from detritus found in the harbour
Šejla Kamerić uses photography and video as media juxtaposing an explicit social context with intimate perspectives.
Susan Philipsz works primarily with sound, film and space.
Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using events from her personal life as inspiration for her work.