Nicole Bachmann in conversation with Keira Greene

Nicole Bachmann is an artist working across video, text, sound and performance. Her work explores how the voice and movement can be activated by the individual to make oneself heard and used as an agent for social and political change.

This conversation, between Nicole and Whitstable Biennale performance curator and artist Keira Greene, took place on 19 November 2019 shortly after Nicole’s performance Or what is (variations) at Mimosa House. The recording includes audio extracted from Or what is (variations) and features Jia-Yu Corti, Patricia Langa and Legion Seven. (30m41s)

A written transcription of the interview is available for hard of hearing people.

Undone in the face: Anna Barham in conversation with Keira Greene

Anna Barham’s artwork uses video, text, print, installation and live events to set up relationships between human and non-human others. Exposing language to different bodies, forms and technologies, she creates complex feedback loops in which we witness – and contribute to – the production, erosion and modification of meaning.

Listen to Anna’s reading of Undone in the face, a new work produced for Whitstable Biennale’s Journal from material she generated during a residency at St John’s College Oxford in Spring 2019 . The recording is followed by a conversation with Whitstable Biennale performance curator Keira Greene, in which Anna describes her work with reading groups and voice recognition software, as well as the ideas and texts informing her work. (42m18s)

A written transcription of the interview is available for hard of hearing people.

Prose Brut: Jude Crilly in conversation with Keira Greene

Commissioned for Whitstable Biennale 2018, Prose Brut was a performance work by artist Jude Crilly made for Whitstable Harbour. It was composed of interwoven choreographies, a seagull swarm, and a site-specific sculpture in collaboration with artist Morgan Courtois.

Jude is joined in conversation by artist and Whitstable Biennale 2018 performance curator Keira Greene to discuss scores, choreography, the texts that inspired the piece and its title; and the joining of performers and audiences in public space. The interview includes extracts from the quadrophonic soundtrack made for the performance. (50m19s)

Creaking Breeze Trio in conversation with Keira Greene

As a part of Whitstable Biennale 2018, on 10 June, between 4:17pm and 5:17pm The Creaking Breeze Trio performed their new composition Slack Fulcrum Twelfths (Green Vitriol) on The Street, a spit of shingle projecting into the sea at Whitstable. Here the trio are joined in conversation by Whitstable Biennale 2018 performance curator Keira Greene to discuss the composition, which was guided by a series of letters about an imaginary band described in Nathaniel Mackey’s ongoing experimental fiction project From A Broken Bottle Traces Of Perfume Still Emanate. (58m24s)

Dave Kane, Alex Neilson, Chris Sharkey & Alex Ward: Live at Contrapop 2018

On the afternoon of 4 August 2018, as part of a partnership between Whitstable Biennale and Contra Pop Festival, Dave Kane (double bass, Leeds), Alex Neilson (drums, Glasgow), Chris Sharkey (electric guitar, Leeds) and Alex Ward (clarinet/electric guitar, London) performed as an improvisational quartet for the first time. Their 45-minute set took place in a marquee on Ramsgate beach in front of a captivated audience of around 250 people.

Listen to the set here, and read a transcript of the group interview conducted immediately after the performance by Adam Coney, an improvisational guitarist and music scholar based in Ramsgate.

All This Can Happen: Siobhan Davies in conversation with Gareth Evans

Created by Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton in 2012, All This Can Happen is a film constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema. Whitstable Biennale screened All This Can Happen on 8 June 2016) 2016. This was followed by this conversation between Davies and Whitstable Biennale 2016 Cinema curator Gareth Evans. (19m27s)