MagiC Carpets // 2019

YEAR 2 

The Magic Carpets Project is about providing opportunities for emerging curators working with local and visiting international artists. For the Second Year of this Creative Europe programme, Folkestone Fringe are inviting artists Ana Dana Beroš & Patrick Hubbmann  to work with Urban Room Folkestone to look at the past, present, and future of the area around their building. The MagiC Carpet artists will join us for a 10 days Research and Development at the beginning of April, when they will explore the streets either side of the Tram Road Spur line in East Folkestone and Harbour Wards and meet the different communities that live there.

The ambition is to invite residents in the area onto a programme of 10-weekend workshops, to encourage those taking part to look at the local environment more closely and discuss ideas about how the place could work differently. The programme will cover areas such as, model making; architectural drawing for beginners; town planning practicalities, whilst walking through and talking about the immediate neighbourhoods surrounding the Urban Room Folkestone. 

Ana and Patrick will then return in June to work with local artists to produce new artworks.

Local Artist Year 2 / Residency Location: Lab 852, Zagreb, Croatia 

Gemma Riggs

Practice: Filmmaker

"I am a London-based artist and filmmaker who works across video, installation, photography, and sound. At the centre of my practice is an interest in the intangible and ideas of fragmentation in relation to phenomenological experience and memory. I am interested in charting intensities of experience and how our inner worlds interact with outer ones. I seek to explore in how we translate emotion and experience through word, vocal utterance, body and gesture and how these manifest themselves in physical and auditory ways.

Employing documentary processes, I often take conversation, dialogue as a starting point and means of collaboration. Employing processes of circling, repetition, iteration and removal of subject, often through editing, I aim to see how these may be used to produce new narratives that draw us closer to evanescent understanding.

I enjoy interdisciplinary working and recent collaborations with international choreographers and performers including Cosmin Manolescu, Melanie Wilson and Laura Murphy, have provided rich opportunity to put the human body at the centre of my work."


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