Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme

5 June 2018 

Workshop: Home on the Move
Led by Ricarda Vidal
16:00-18:00, Whitstable Library, 37 Oxford St, Whitstable CT5 1DB
What makes home ‘home’? What makes us feel ‘at home’ somewhere? Can we be ‘at home’ in many places? And what are we longing for when we feel ‘homesick’? Can we take ‘home’ with us and ‘make’ it somewhere else? What would we need to take? And what would we leave behind? What is part of ‘home’ and who? How big is it? Can it be measured at all?
In this workshop we will explore what ‘home’ means to us and how we can express these ideas or emotions through poetry and translation techniques. We will use creative writing exercises before embarking on the ‘translation’ of a Romanian film-poem into poetry of our own. The workshop is related to the exhibition ‘Home on the Move’, which will take place in 64a Gallery on 9-10 June as part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme. Creative texts produced during the workshop will be added to the exhibition in the form of a poetry scrapbook. The workshop is free and open to everyone – regardless of whether you speak a foreign language or not.
The workshop is free but as places are limited please sign up by contacting Whitstable Library on 03000 413131 or email whitstablelibrary@kent.gov.uk

Follow the link to see what we made at the workshop


9-10 June 2018

Exhibition: Home on the Move

64a Gallery, 64a Oxford Street, Whitstable
Opening times: Saturday 11:00 – 20:00; Sunday 10:30 – 17:00

The exhibition showcases the works produced over the course of the project: visitors were able to read the two poems in ten different versions (‘HOME’ is available in three English versions, French and Spanish, and ‘DOM…’ in two Polish versions, two English versions and in Romanian), to watch the artists’ visual interpretations in 7 film versions and to listen to the various language versions in an immersive sound collage. The poems and their literary translations were also available as take-away posters which can be remodelled into poem-objects. 


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Partners in Whitstable:

      Gallery 64a