29 August 2014
“The Wind Lift” will be inaugurated on Friday the 29th in Folkestone as part of the Folkestone art Trienial 2014 : Look out
The project is curated by Lewis Biggs and organized by the Creative Foundation.
The Wind Lift project uses one of the Foord viaduct’s nineteen arches as a wind funnel. A wind turbine is placed in the upper section of the arch to produce energy, which in turn is used to power a construction passenger lift. The lift operates on an occasional basis. When enough wind energy has been collected, the lift is able to ascend and take the visitors on a ride to the “Lookout”. By using on-site wind energy to power the lift, the lookout opens up a fresh perspective, not only on the surrounding landscape, but also on humanity’s dependence on natural resources.
The other artists invited are Andy Goldsworthy, Alex Hartley, Amina Menia, Diane Dever & Jonathan Wright, Emma Hart, Gabriel Lester, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Harle & Tom Pickard with the Folkestone Futures Choir,Krijn de Koning, Jyll Bradley, muf Architecture/Art, Pablo Bronstein, rootoftwo, Sarah Staton, Something & Son, Strange Cargo, Tim Etchells, Will Kwan and Yoko Ono.
The event runs from 30st of August to 2nd of November 2014
Ooze and Marjetica Potrc will be in conversation with other artist Krijn de Koning and Curator Lewis Bigs about the process and thinking behind their artworks on Saturday 30st of August at 3 pm at Quarterhouse.
Kent, CT20 1BN
The Wind Lift