Plot C: The Milky Way

Creative Folkestone Triennial

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Welcome to Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021. In a new series of podcasts, join us on guided walks that will delve deeper into the themes, ideas and inspirations for this year's exhibition. Whether you are listening at home or as your explore the artworks in person, these tours will offer new perspectives on the artworks. For episode three, you are invited to join Folkestone Triennial curator Lewis Biggs and artist, lecturer and one of the Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 public programmers Liv Pennington as they follow Plot C: The Milky Way. The Milky Way was the informal name for Foord Road South. In the last quarter of the 19th century, horse-drawn wagons hauled coal from the Harbour up the Pent Valley to the Gasworks and returned the same way laden with chalk to be used as ballast by the ships. The road was stained black by coal dust and then white by chalk falling from the wagons, making it look – so a poetic contemporary suggested – like the Milky Way. The Pent River was the source of power for the town’s mills industry, and its valley is now the location for much of its postindustrial economic and cultural activity. The Milky Way can be taken as an image for the transience of Folkestone’s ‘industrial’ cycle; it is now a cul-de-sac.Artists featured on Plot C include: - Richard Deacon - Mariko Hori - Bob and Roberta Smith - Gilbert & George - Jacqueline Poncelet- Morag Myerscough- Jacqueline Donachie- Jyll Bradley- Shezad Dawood- HoyCheong Wong, Simon Davenport and Shahed Saleem- Stephenie Bergman- Mike Stubbs- Tina Gverovic- Assemble- Atta KwamiCredits: Dave Sharp, recording engineer Taya Walters, sound assistant Eleanor Howell, voiceover ___________________________________________________________Folkestone Triennial is the flagship project of Creative Folkestone and the largest exhibition of newly commissioned work presented in the UK. Artists are invited to use the town as their gallery, utilising public spaces to create striking new art that reflects issues affecting both the town and the wider world. Four Triennials have taken place attracting more than 440,000 visitors. Artists commissioned include Cornelia Parker, Christian Boltanski, Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed, Mark Wallinger, Cristina Iglesias, Richard Wilson, Andy Goldsworthy and AK Dolven. Folkestone is a visionary arts charity dedicated to transforming Folkestone through collective creative activity, making the town a better place to live, work, play and visit.Follow us:Facebook:

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