Experiential Mapping: Creation & Dialogue in Movement
Various locations, Folkestone
Pascal deliberately chose to work a diverse range of local communities – residents at the elderly care-homes in Cheriton, two local secondary schools, visiting artists from ‘Magic Carpet’, and regular shoppers in the town centre and visitors to the Harbour Arm – listening and gathering memories and knowledge about Folkestone through workshops and walks. Pascal also created a mobile museum – a mediation device that allowed pedestrians and everyone on the streets to become involved with the archives and artworks she had on display, making art a living, playful and reflective experience, the participatory artefact inviting local residents to share their memories and stories to activate it.
The final exhibition brought together participants’ creations as an archive of objects, audio-recordings, images & words taken on the psycho-geographic walks, to explore the importance of subjectivity and personal memories in the way we experience the city. In this way, it foregrounds what is normally invisible – a group dynamic, a change of energy – questioning the possibility of integrating art in the lives of people.
Gallery Image Credits:
[1-2, 4-7]: Nina Shen-Poblete
: Mick Williamson
Saturday 6 April 2019, 5-7pm / Urban Room, Harbour St
Prescient Pool Launch – With Amalia Pascal, Joff Insole, Jacob Bray, Pavement Pounders & guests. An evening of readings, screenings and artists in conversation with the public.
Sunday 7 April 2019, 10am-1pm / Departing from St. Eanswythe’s Churchyard, Church St
#1 Folkestone Trail – A psycho-geographic walking and mapping workshop.
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 5-7pm / Urban Room, Harbour St ‘Ask Folkestone’ workshop
Friday 12 April 2019, 6.30-9pm / CT20 Project Space
Interactive installation: Experiential Mapping: Creation & Dialogue in Movement
Saturday 15 June 2019, 10am-12.30pm / Departing from CT20 Project Space
#2 Psychogeographic walk
Friday 21 – Sunday 30 June 2019, 11am-5pm / CT20 Project Space, Folkestone
Final Exhibition: Experiential Mapping: Creation & Dialogue in Movement