Muf Architecture/Art, Ooze Architects and artists including Yoko Ono and Pablo Bronstein are among the names confirmed for this year’s Folkestone Triennial
The third Folkestone Triennial, which runs from 30 August to 2 November, invites designers and architects to create installations in public spaces in and around Folkestone.
Muf Architecture/Art is redeveloping the town’s Payers Park with a new open-air belvedere, better car parking facilities, a boardwalk and landscaping. The project, currently on site, will be maintained for public use after the triennial is over.
Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrč is working with Dutch practice Ooze Architects to install a lift powered by a wind turbine that will carry people to the top of the Foord Road Viaduct.
Yoko Ono will create two text-based slogans or ‘instructions’ specially for the event, which will be exhibited at various sites around the town, while Argentinian London-based artist Pablo Bronstein will create a sculpture among the beach huts at the Coastal Park which will reference the architecture of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s churches.
At the Old Gas Works – the now derelict building where electric light was first generated for Folkestone – Jyll Bradley will make use of traditional hop-stringing skills to create a colour and light installation, while Alex Hartley has designed an accessible viewing platform which will be suspended from the Grand Burstin Hotel.
Other artists involved in the Triennial include: Andy Goldsworthy, who will use clay from Folkestone’s beaches to create installations on The Old High Street; Sarah Staton; Will Kwan; and Gabriel Lester, who is creating a climbable bamboo structure at the Harbour Railway Viaduct inspired by Chinese bamboo scaffolding.
Various locations in and around Folkestone
30 August - 2 November 2014