Listen to Anna’s reading of Undone in the face, a new work produced for Whitstable Biennale’s Journal from material she generated during a residency at St John’s College Oxford in Spring 2019. The recording is followed by a conversation with Whitstable Biennale performance curator Keira Greene, in which Anna describes her work with reading groups and voice recognition software, as well as the ideas and texts informing her work.
Creaking Breeze Trio in conversation with Keira Greene
As a part of Whitstable Biennale 2018, on 10 June, between 4:17pm and 5:17pm The Creaking Breeze Trio performed their new composition Slack Fulcrum Twelfths (Green Vitriol) on The Street, a spit of shingle projecting into the sea at Whitstable. Here the trio are joined in conversation by Whitstable Biennale 2018 performance curator Keira Greene to discuss the composition, which was guided by a series of letters about an imaginary band described in Nathaniel Mackey’s ongoing experimental fiction project From A Broken Bottle Traces Of Perfume Still Emanate.
Dave Kane, Alex Neilson, Chris Sharkey & Alex Ward: Live at Contrapop 2018
On the afternoon of 4 August 2018, as part of a partnership between Whitstable Biennale and Contra Pop Festival, Dave Kane (double bass, Leeds), Alex Neilson (drums, Glasgow), Chris Sharkey (electric guitar, Leeds) and Alex Ward (clarinet/electric guitar, London) performed as an improvisational quartet for the first time. Their 45-minute set took place in a marquee on Ramsgate beach in front of a captivated audience of around 250 people.
Listen to the set here, and read a transcript of the group interview conducted immediately after the performance by Adam Coney, an improvisational guitarist and music scholar based in Ramsgate.
Philip Hoare & Jessica Sarah Rinland in discussion
The acclaimed writer Philip Hoare is joined by collaborator and Whitstable Biennale 2016 artist Jessica Sarah Rinland to discuss the whales, marine life and ecology. (1h20m)
All This Can Happen: Siobhan Davies in conversation with Gareth Evans
Created by Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton in 2012, All This Can Happen is a film constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema. Whitstable Biennale screened All This Can Happen on 8 June 2016) 2016. This was followed by this conversation between Davies and Whitstable Biennale 2016 Cinema curator Gareth Evans. (19m27s)
Rose Wylie & Ben Rivers interviewed by Skye Sherwin
Celebrated painter Rose Wylie takes a keen interest in cinema, and references from film spill into her work.
On 5 June 2016, in a discussion hosted by art writer Skye Sherwin, Wylie talked to artist filmmaker Ben Rivers, about painting, film, and being the subject of Rivers’ film portrait, What Means Something, which was screened after the discussion. (57m)
Andrew Kotting: Salon – Atmosphere
A recording of the first of the two salons Kötting presented at Whitstable Biennale 2016. Kötting explores the notion of ‘atmosphere’, and how it might be experienced in a sonic, visual or textual way. (1h33m)