Strangelove Festival 2021 | The Fall

17 - 18 Sep
folkestone quarterhouse

Strangelove Time Based Media Festival is dedicated to promoting experimental, innovative art and film. The festival uniquely brings together artists’ film & video, cinema films, sound and performance art. Strangelove Festival was founded by curator David Gryn and the artist Terry Smith.

Project / 1 9 Monologue – Letters from Isolation
17 Sep | 19:30
Folkestone Quarterhouse

Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival presents the UK premiere of a performance monologue as part of the ongoing cycle HOME by VestAndPage.

1 9 Monologue is an autobiographical performance monologue about the home of pathogens in the primate body using the example of pulmonary tuberculosis.

In July 2019, atypically, the young German artist Verena Stenke was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Her own experience of being, as a body, home to pathogens flows into this autobiographical performance text while building a bridge between precise self-observation and a global, historical and literary outside.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Kunste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Since 2006, German artist Verena Stenke and Venetian-born artist and writer Andrea Pagnes have been working together as VestAndPage and gained international recognition in the fields of performance art, performance-based film, writing, publishing, and for their collective performance operas and temporary artistic community projects.


Project / Walk stand Still
Artists names:
Terry Smith
Lise Boucon
Ash McNaughton
Sarah April Lamb
Randolph Matthews
Rubiane Maia
18 Sep | 19:30
Folkestone Quarterhouse

Since September 2020, Terry Smith has been quietly conducting weekly workshops constructing a series of new performances. This evening’s world premiere is a double-bill comprising Mirror Mirror with music by John Cage and command>control> shift with music and text.

Smith’s performance process is improvised and collaborative. Since lockdown, he has been creating performance scores, learning how to choreograph and direct movement with collaborators Ash McNaughton and Lise Boucon. He has documented every rehearsal session, some of the films have been published with music by John Cage, John Woolrich and Paul Cheneour.

Thanks to The John Cage Trust, New York. Brilliant Classics, Amsterdam and Peters Edition, London.


Tickets to this event are free but we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. There will be a Pay What You Decide cash collection after the event with all proceeds going to the artists.


9 September 2021

Fringe Associates: Chapters // Autumn

online film programme 'September Song'

vest & page

terry smith studio

Progress Agency