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Platforma 5 presents Four Artists

Platforma 5 presents Four Artists

Join us for the final event of the 5th Platforma Festival, with presentations from 4 artists, plus discussion and networking. The featured artists will be:

Henna Asikainen
Henna is a mixed-media artist, born in Joensuu, Finland and now living in Newcastle. Henna's recent work includes Forage (for Platforma 4, commissioned by D6 Culture in Transit) and Omens (supported by Allenheads Contemporary Arts for hosting, Gem Arts, The Finnish Institute in London and Arts Council England). Her principal interests as an artist are in questions surrounding environmental justice, climate change, migration, human relationships with nature and the complex social, cultural and ecological issues emerging from these.

Aida Silvestri
Aida is an artist who creates work concerning the sensitive issues of culture, ethnicity, identity, health, politics and the urban landscape. She holds a BA (First Hons) in photography from the University of Westminster, London. Her work, including Why Folkestone and Even This Will pass (exhibited in Folkestone for Platforma 5) explores new approaches to documentary photography to raise awareness, give voice to voiceless and to promote acceptance within communities.

Rich Wiles
Rich is a documentary photographer, author and film-maker. His work has been distributed and published worldwide and he was on the shortlist for the 2015 Sony Photography Awards. His latest project, Ongoing Journeys, utilises new technologies alongside documentary photography, audio and moving image, to help people get a deeper understanding of displacement.

Mooch
Established in 2002, Mooch is an award winning creative practice specialising in public realm art and design. Recent projects include PERFUGIUM MISERIS - an installation working wit the Latin motto which carved into the Ramsgate harbour arm, which translates as “refuge for those in need” - and Worse Things Happen At Sea, a Morse code soundtrack within the Ramsgate lighthouse listing over a thousand names of vessels lost on the Goodwin Sands, which can be visited throughout Platforma 5.

Migrants in Culture: Survey findings launch
Migrants in Culture present key findings from their new survey completed by more than 600 people. The survey asked ‘What is the impact of the Hostile Environment on the Cultural Sector? Your workplace? Your experience?’
Migrants in Culture is a support network and action group that holds the cultural sector accountable to migrants, citizens of colour and all other people impacted by the immigration regime, in our workplaces and neighbourhoods.


Image: from Ongoing Journeys by Rich Wiles
This event will last until 1pm.

Venue

Glassworks
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1JR

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