Porous Harbour

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti
Fringe: Open
16 sep
12:00 - 17:00

Explore Folkestone’s Harbour Arm through a unique ‘lens’, with a site-specific temporary tattoo from Etheridge & Persighetti’s seaside booth. The artists transfer textures, features and viewpoints of the place on to participants skin, to create a series of images and encounters that blur the edges between harbour and body, stone and skin.

“To wander through a diverse terrain is to feel the surroundings pass through one’s body as the body passes through the surroundings…”

Robin, C. Moore, Childhood’s Domain

Through playful interaction, photography, and conversation, Porous Harbour explores how the places we spend time in become part of our own mental and physical architecture. Visitors are invited to become intimately familiar with part of the material fabric of the place they are passing through. Hands become canvas, recording and re-presenting captured images of the harbour-scape. Conversations invite reflection upon the porous push and pull of the places we live in and pass through.

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti are UK based artists who create participatory projects that explore the interrelationships between people and places. Operating at the intersection between architecture, community, landscape, and performance, their collaborative practice invites audiences to investigate their own relationships with the places in which they live, work and play.


2 September 2017

Fringe Open 2017
16 SEP
TIME: 12AM - 5PM


Progress Agency