Levitations I + II
Part I: 8 September – 2 December 2017
Part II: 4 November – 2 December 2017
Artist talk: “Lines of Habitation, Lines of Occupation”
Fri 27 October 2017, 6-7pm
Customs House, Folkestone Harbour Arm
Levitation I presented an idealised cubic form projected in Euclidean geometry, interacting with the “imperfect” geometries present in the existing façade.
Levitation II used anamorphic projection techniques to create a series of apparently random shapes and coloured forms which – when viewed from specific positions within the gallery and from the street – coalesced into coherent geometrical forms as the viewer moved past and around them.
Levitations I + II was first and the last in a series of 4 site-specific installations and performances commissioned by CT20 for ‘Surface Tensions 2017’ to mark the launch of its new project space in Folkestone.
Gallery Images Credits:
[1-3]: Matt Rowe
: Process Sketch by Nina Shen-Poblete
: Nina Shen-Poblete
Sean has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at venues including, the South Bank Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Stroom, The Hague. His practice FAT represented the UK at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Surface Tensions 2017 (8 September – 2 December 2017) is a dynamic series of site-specific installations, discussions and performance that challenge our experience and understanding of the ‘sense of place’. More than ever, this is undergoing increasing instability and continual reconstructions under the rapidly changing social political currents, revealing underlying tensions beneath the veneer of civilisation. Using the building of 73 Tontine Street as a vessel, the artists will bend traditional genres of representation to explore the complexities of experiences as simultaneously physical, psychological, emotional, temporal and cultural. Through which, the tensions above and beneath the surfaces can only offer the passer-by a glimpse of fragments both temporary and distant, evoking enchantment and subliminal angst.
Curators: Nina Shen-Poblete and Tomas Poblete