ACTIONS:  "DIE"; DRAWN, ]performance space[, Folkstone, Kent, Uk 2016

DIE was a six-day salt vanishment of my ego inside a basement in Folkstone, Kent, UK. Can I have an identity without an ego? Sonic landscapes created a temporal distortion where time was filled with scent and salt while my urine and seawater were collected for 5 days in a 45 gallon barrel. I brined myself in the urine/seawater bath on day six and killed my ego for at least a small precious fragment of time (I wish!).   photos by: Andre Verissimo and Manuel Vason


is a week long exhibition of durational performance art examining place & identity. The program couples 6 international artists with 6 hyper-local materials (Stone, Water, Salt, Wood, Blood & Earth), across 6 venues in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Located at the shore of the English Channel & mouth of the Channel tunnel; DRAWN invites audiences (local & International) to consider how we relate to one another - across difference & beyond borders - through the environments we inhabit. Each artist will explore their given material for 6 hours each day, for 6 days (Tuesday 4th of October - Sunday 9th of October).

H o w   d o e s   o n e   b e l o n g   t o   a p l a c e ?

H o w   m u c h   o f   s e l f   i s   b o u n d   u p i n   o t h e r ?

W h e r e   a r e   t h e   l i n e s   d r a w n ?

D R A W N is a physical & emotional exploration of the surpluses and deficits we encounter when considering identity & place. An exercise in how we locate ourselves; physically, geographically & emotionally.

This exhibition seeks to problematize identity in relation to geo-specificity by employing materials that are both site specific & universal. Working with local & international artists, DRAWN explicitly questions how bodies lay claim to objects & zones as elements within the construction of identity by collapsing dialectic relationships such as here/there, self/other, now/then, object/relation.

A R T I S T S:
Charlotte Law
Vela Oma
Dani d’Emilia
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
Keijaun Thomas
Poppy Jackson

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