The Whitstable Biennale 2008 features seven main new works, together with extensive screenings and performances. Click on the icons above and right for more information about all the works. The Whitstable Biennale is curated by Director Sue Jones, and the performance programme for 2008 has been curated by Frog Morris and Emma Leach.
View the Biennale calendar for the most up to date details of the one off screenings and performances.
Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich Celestial Radio, A Visionary Journey
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June
The Celeste, a glittering boat covered in sixty thousand mirror tiles, will arrive in Whitstable on Saturday 21 June at 14:00, mooring offshore and visible from The Horsebridge. Celestial Radio is inspired by the legendary final broadcast in 1974 from the Mi Amigo - one of pirate station Radio Caroline's ships - as well as the last, ill-fated voyage across the Atlantic by conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. Celestial Radio will be broadcasting sound material recorded locally mixed with music from the pirate radio era compiled by Djs Readers’ Wives, to create a multi-layered soundscape broadcasting via FM radio and on headphones collected from the Festival HQ.
The Celestial Radio East Kent tour is a Turner Contemporary project, travelling to Whitstable, Margate (5-8 July) and Folkestone (19-20 July). For further details see www.turnercontemporary.org