With just 52 days to go until the launch of Folkestone Triennial 2017, we are delighted to share episode 6 of Bob and Roberta Smith’s FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL film series. In What Is This? Bob discusses the importance of material experience and the ways in which we experience the world.
By building a boat out of concrete, Bob creates an artwork that although looks like a boat, will never float. Even if it really wants to! It is an artwork that is not broken, but will never work.
We take a quick look at the ingredients used historically to create a varied paint pallet and even have time for a spot of beach combing to discover materials that tell their own stories!