Uddin and Elsey, Cafe Esperanto, 2011

Uddin and Elsey
Bureau de change sociale

Saturday 1 September – Sunday 23 September 2012

Biennale HQ

Artists Uddin & Elsey created a limited edition publication that documents Bureau de change sociale, their two-year project with the Biennale, which was inspired by the post-war establishment of town-twinning, and facilitated the artists in exploring Whitstable’s European connections in Albertlund, Denmark; Molndal, Sweden; Borken, Germany; Ricany, Czech Republic and Dainville, France.

During the course of the project a number of events took place in Whitstable, including Café Esperanto and Charter 77, which both took place at Whitstable Library in 2011.

As well as showing the publication at the Biennale HQ throughout the festival, a road sign which they commissioned as part of a road naming proposal to the town of Whitstable was installed on the beach.