This is a one off performance piece that will be completed in a matter of minutes but will leave a lasting mark - gently fading over time. A video recording will be made of the performance and will be available.
The concept is based on the fishermen’s nets that were once a daily part of Folkestone life. These long nets were hung inside the houses because when left outside they could on occasion spontaneously combust.
My piece is a reminder of those dramatic moments of an element out of control.
My net is created with gunpowder fuse. It this would be hung in a suitable spot, against a pale wall for maximum impact, and then ignited.
The scorch marks will leave a poetic record of the event and of the pattern of the net itself and those previous nets from Folkestone's past.
There is a capacity limit, so arrive early to get your wristband for entry to this free event to avoid disappointment!