Whitstable Biennale artist walk 2018, photograph by Rosie Lonsdale

For Whitstable Biennale 2018 we were invited to lead an artist walk through Ebbsfleet Valley.

‘Artist duo Webb-Ellis invite you to join them on a performative stroll through Ebbsfleet Valley, a march through its history, and a reckless leap into imagined futures of this new development at the ‘edge’ of England. Dressed as Pierrot, mutable madcap master of chaos, the artists will lead a sonic exploration of freedom in its many ambiguities.

Individually outfitted with wireless speakers, the group will form a moving ball of sound. Tuning in and out of voices and music carried on the local airwaves, the walk will explore ancient and contemporary ideas of home, community, fear and belonging, in the shadow of Brexit.

Stories of neanderthals crossing the channel on foot, the hard-fought right to roam, and the new international rail connection, interweave in a simple celebration of moving through a landscape on foot. A disorderly ramble through orderly streets and disappearing wasteland in an age of individualism and digital alienation.’

Thanks to all who joined us, and to Rosie Lonsdale for great photographs!

 

Whitstable Biennale artist walk 2018, photograph by Rosie Lonsdale

Whitstable Biennale artist walk 2018, photograph by Rosie Lonsdale