A chance to meet three of the artists exhibiting at TÖNE, Kathy Hinde and the collaborative duo Ben Fitton and Dylan Shipton, who will discuss how they have gone about making their site sensitive works. This talk is FREE and takes place on Friday 20th June, 15:00-16:00 in the gallery at Sun Pier House.
Kathy Hinde will create two sound installations, Twittering Machines, along Gunwharf and at Fort Amherst, for TÖNE. Inspired by Chatham Historic Dockyard and the surrounding area, Twittering Machines responds to the tensions created between the mechanical relics of past wars and the presence of migrating birds who take up temporary residence along the Medway Estuary.
Ben Fitton and Dylan Shipton make temporary structures in the public realm which playfully investigate the relationship between presented surfaces, the structures they require for support, and the sites in which they operate. These surfaces struggle under the weight of representational or political burdens, and are captured in moments of collapse, withdrawal, or defensive containment. For TÖNE, they present GUNSGOOFFBYTHEMSELVES, an explosive rotunda made from what appear to be building site hoardings, adapted to spell out an abandoned extract from Lenin’s notebooks, written immediately prior to the outbreak of World War One. This is a new commission in response to TÖNE’s Open Call. It will be sited in the Memorial Gardens at Fort Amherst.