In participation with the Estuary 2021 Associated Programme;
In The Process of Knitting A Netting (2021)
The Horsebridge Arts Centre recently worked in partnership with artist NaoKo TakaHashi and Resort Studios to bring a participatory project as part of the Estuary Associated programme to Whitstable and Margate, supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
About the project
'In the Process of Knitting a Netting' was a site specific spoken word piece designed to be activated by multiple voices of local participants by or on the beach in both Margate and Whitstable at sunset over a series of eight evenings this May and June. The sky, water and the horizon in the background created an ethereal environment for multiple voices to overlap, repeat, and echo stories, that weaved into the textual score, exploring the landscape (social, natural and ecological) of North Kent coast through language.
In Whitstable, the performances took place outside the Whitstable Yacht Club, starting at around 10 minutes before the sunset and finished as the sun sat on the horizon; a punctuation mark for a new chapter.
About the artist:
NaoKo TakaHashi is an artist who uses words to create images through spoken voices activated by participants. She draws textual scores to be performed by participants and she has worked with different people on various projects in the past. She is interested in the relationship between the artist, participants and artwork in the making and the possibilities of unexpected outcomes generated through an open-ended process and sites.
Missed it live? See the Whitstable final event below