Prescient Pool 2019
27 April – 18 May 2019
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‘Transitions’ is a set of four journals edited and produced by Pavement Pounders, a forum for ideas celebrating crossings whether universal, local, real or imaginary, using Folkestone as a geographical as well as metaphorical ‘edge’ place of departures and arrivals, losses and gains, transience and orientation, separations and unions.
For Prescient Pool 19 Pavement Pounders have made their publication & oral archive available to the three artists commissioned and guided them through their research period. In addition, they held artists-led talks and guided walks for all local participants.
Gallery Image Credit: Nina Shen-Poblete
Below is the full programme of Pavement Pounders’ residency:
Saturday 27 April 2019 / The Radnor Arms, Christ Church Rd
Reading: Transitions #1: Bizarre Crossings
Saturday 4 May 2019, 2-5pm / Drop off at Crete Road West, Folkestone
Walk #1: Well Well – A walk and talk on the Downs
Saturday 11 May 2019 / The Radnor Arms, Christ Church Rd
Reading: Transitions #2: Folkestone Voices
Saturday 18 May 2019
Walk #2: 360 Degrees – Guided by Dr. Maryanne Grant-Traylen
Dr. Maryanne Grant-Traylen and David Lay (Pavement Pounders) have extensive experience in publishing, managing and developing arts heritage projects since 2010. They have built strong and wide local connections, a high quality archive of vernacular history through their oral history project, as well as the publication of ‘Transitions’ which contains four volumes of local writings, with contributions by Jyll Bradley, Paul Harris, Amina Menia, Gabriel Lester, Gillian white, Marjetica Potrc and Ooze architects amongst many others.
Prescient Pool (PP) was a series of collaborative public engagement events and art commissions inspired by people’s experiences and stories in Folkestone. Between April and September 2019, CT20 Projects made three new commissions: Amalia Pascal, Joff Insole, Jacob Bray and Jemma Wead. Initially inspired by the research and archive published under “Transitions” by Pavement Pounders, PP became its own depository of vernacular and symbolic stories contributed by people in Folkestone, presented and reinterpreted to make this heritage available to a whole new generation.