LOW&HIGH is an interdisciplinary platform based in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone, which will run from mid May to mid August 2011 and will explore the connections of the arts (theatre and visual art) with geography, sociology and politics. For three months the LOW&HIGH space will be used as TRANSPORT’s rehearsal space, artists’ in residence studio, and the venue for presentations and discussions.
Throughout this period the micro-residency projects involving emerging international artists, each finalised with a talk and a presentation, will take place. These residencies will revolve around themes of development/destruction, identity/borders, the new world/nature and games/social engagement. Another module of the programme is ‘the Visitors’ scheme – the programme of events that will incorporate networking, experience sharing and discussions for London and Kent based art practitioners and art organizers, which will be open to the audience. Our guests will look at accessibility of art as well as the range of media and activities employed to distribute and share artworks, including the on-line curatorial projects and the moving image art agency. We will also look at the art activities in the contexts of relocating, development, obstruction, (re)organising and functioning within existing structures as well as creating new platforms and networks.
LOW&HIGH by TRANSPORT and independent curator Zbigniew Kotkiewicz.
LOW&HIGH is supported by Kent County Council, Shepway District Council, the British Council and a summerday.