30 July – 7 August 2021
Opening: Fri 30 July 2021, 7pm / 8pm / 9pm
‘Why were these doors sealed up? What happens inside these hidden spaces? Who lives behind the bricked up doors? Through interviews conducted remotely with locals of Folkestone during the ‘Lockdown’, we hear the voices of people who were confined to their own intimate personal spaces, as they reflect on their lives, their loves, and their longings, telling personal stories, recounting memories, dreams, and reflections on the experience. Perhaps we can somehow breathe new life in these neglected sites of our everyday landscape…
These hidden personas inhabit an atemporal, hidden world, lost and forgotten behind the door, all the while the world carries on oblivious to their existence – yet they are still somehow connected with each other. Time runs at a different pace for them and through their common isolation we hope to find their common humanity, and perhaps somehow breathe new life into these neglected sites of our everyday landscape.’ Ewan Golder
Camera: Ewan Golder and Peter Wolf<
Editing: Ewan Golder
With the voices of: Carol Grimes, Melissa Jacob, David Jones, Joanna Jones, Annie Catford, Dave McKenna, Louse O’Connell, Colin O’Reilly, James Abbott, Sharon MaCarron, Alexandra Day, Helen Lindon, Will Hirstle, Natalia Ilchuck
Featuring music from Rune Kjær Rasmussen, Nancy’s Place and the ‘Common Ground’ project directed by Carol Grimes
Gallery Image Credits: Stills from ‘Portals’ by Ewan Golder
‘Portals’ Premiere + Q&A was presented as part of July 2021’s Last Friday’s Folkestone event at CT20 Project Space on Friday 30th July 2021, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
The soundtrack and audio was broadcast on Dover Community Radio (DCR FM) on 18 June 2021, as part of a digital festival by DAD (Dover Art Development). ‘Experienced purely in audio form, ‘Portal’s doors might not be apparent, but these voices offer insights into the intimate and curious connections, worlds and presences that can form within isolation.’ [DAD]
He is currently living and working in Folkestone, England, and Paris, France.
As part of the project, a series of six mini documentary projects were commissioned by artists with a vision for all that is left behind, invisible and emerging. The other artists who participated in this project are: Ed Barnes, Charlotte Chapman, Ann Morgan, Tomas Poblete and Ernst Fischer.