Alex Hartley, Vigil
30 August – 2 November 2014
Interview by ANNA McNAY
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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Sol Calero: ‘It’s important that the aesthetics don’t eat the concept’
Beneath the colourful painted surfaces of Sol Calero’s immersive installations, there are deeper, politically informed concepts for those who take the time to unpick the layers
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.
Emma Hart: interview
Emma Hart’s work is full of anxiety. Located in an empty domestic space on Tontine Street, Folkestone, it fills the rooms with outlines of glasses, remnants of a party, and video screens that scream out, both in desolation and invitation. Hart feels under pressure, but takes the time to talk to us about how this manifests.
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.