INTERFACE is a two-site project linking Hastings and Oudenaarde and marks the 20thanniversary of the twinning links between the towns. Hastings based artists have been invited to work in Oudenaarde while practitioners from France, Belgium and the UK are locating temporary interventions and events in Hastings and St Leonards.
Spent 2 days erecting ‘an experiment in town planning – twin towns’ in the cavernous BrandWoeker (old fire station and fast becomming new art centre). The enormity of the space and the fragility and smallness of the cardboard strucures is rather unnerving – and it only really works when the lights go off ! keeping it dark enough and the shadows crisp enough so audiences become part of the installation is the really tricky point and really needed 2 says to put it together.
an experiment in town planning - twin towns
Sarah’s space ready and waiting for video and performance event on Saturday 1 October: 18.00 Brandwoeker, Oudenaarde live performance ‘Mother of Grace – Moskow Diskow’
This year undergroundprojectspace are working in association with Project at the Stade for Coastal Currents to arrange a series of artists talks at the new Stade Hall, Old Town Hastings. Talks include –
7/9 10.00-16.00 Emilia Telese – a combined session of peer critique forum, funding strategy and proposal writing workshop for artists developing or planning funding applications in the near future, designed to help increase their chances of success when applying to galleries. You will be asked if you would like your draft proposal to be used as a case study in the seminar.
14/9 19.00 – 21.00 David Valentine former journalist David Valentine is a filmmaker and writer interested in the way technology affects society and human behaviour – working across the fields of video art, short film, documentary and creative education. His work has received media coverage inthe Guardian, Newsweek Reuters, New York Times, More 4 News; Arena magazine featuring him as: “part of the next generation of filmmakers set to revolutionize cinema with the aid of new technology”. Credited as one of the people to have advanced video-sniffing to an art form and social tool, his experiments with surveillance technologies have been exhibited and screened around the world, the most well known of which is shopping mall free-running short The Duellists; winner of the Audience 3rd Prize at the sidewalkCINEMA Festival and short listed for the Big Issue Film Festival Award.
28/9 19.00 – Laurence Hill is the Development & Communications Manager from Brighton’s key visual arts venue, Fabrica. Laurence will be talking about a range of techniques and tools that can be used to attract and devlop audiences. He is currently very interested in the role of social media in arts organisations and the fundamental ways in which it is changing the way we work and our relationship with our audience.
This project based at Romney Marsh Visitors Centre will show specially created site specific work by Nicholette Goff and Sharon Haward. The site has had a varied history beginning 1300 year ago by being reclaimed by the sea and consists of ancient sand dunes. It has been used to graze sheep, being home to the Pesthouse where servicemen with syphillis during WWI were cured. Romeny Warren contains an area of SSSI because it records the ancient sea levels and sand dune movement.
RUNWAY artists created their second inclusive perfomance piece LOOK OUT for Folkestone Fringe which forms a large and varied part of the Folkestone Triennial. On a blustery day at the end of July 30 people gathered near the old rotunda site and took part in the process of creating this live art event created in response to this site which fosters fond memories for many of the locals – recorded by Lucinda Wells and Sharon Haward.
by Lucinda Welles
Apart form a good local turnout participants came from Hove, Hastings and Rye to take part in this group event which encouraged them to think about the past the future and living on the edge of Europe – creating a small intervention in a busy and ever changing world.
by Sharon Haward
This is the first exhibiton created by Foundation students from South Coast College just after their final shows. The students have carefully curated a range of drawings, digtial installation, photographs and moving image works and they’ll soon be off to spread their wings at Goldsmiths, Westminster and Edinburgh Universities