In response to the question “What’s happening, exactly?” posed by Folkestone Fringe, and as part of the MagiC Carpets platform, Pent Happenings is a series of audio-visual artworks based upon geo-scientific data, field studies and research concerning the urban area of Foord in Folkestone. The community has experienced flooding on at least four occasions in the past 120 years having developed around the Pent stream, which flows between properties and below ground en route to the sea at Folkestone Harbour.
Pent Happenings investigates the adverse events caused by natural processes in the area and by reading the landscape, explores how we may interpret the signs in order to predict and prepare for future events.
A series of outcomes translating geo-scientific data into an audio-visual language, aim to provide alternative methods of observing natural events, and facilitate a connection to the natural environment.
These outcomes include:
An exhibition and events took place as part of the Folkestone Fringe’s Festival of Looking in October 2020.
This project, hosted by Folkestone Fringe, is part of the “MagiC Carpets” Platform co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. This project has generously been supported by Arts Council England.