Coastal Currents 2015
Over two weeks and three weekends, Coastal Currents will present a selection of works in unusual and unexpected places. The curated programme includes:
Waterworks by Amy Sharrocks
For the opening weekend of Coastal Currents, we have invited Amy Sharrocks to bring Museum of Water to the festival and make a radical live artwork DAYTRIP on our coast.
For three days you are invited to think about water.
Discover people’s stories of water, bring your own water that is precious to you, fall, crash and splash into water… become part of something big.
Come along and explore the existing collection, and make your own donation to the Museum and join us for a mass fall into the waters of Hastings.
Tod Hanson – GEO New Commission for Coastal Currents Festival
Artist Tod Hanson makes striking large-scale public art and gallery installations with a particular focus on the decorative arts, architecture, infrastructure and technology.
For the festival, Hanson will be hand-painting an elaborate floor piece inside Hastings Museum, re-working elements found in the richly ornate Durbar Hall and combining with items and themes from the collection, sending them into a dizzy visual spin. This artwork will transform the room and create an immersive visual arts experience that can be observed from the many viewpoints that make up this unique space.
Red Ladies by Clod Ensemble
THE RED LADIES ARE ON THEIR WAY.
WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?
DO THEIR STILETTOS POSE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY?
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!
Isaac Cordal New Commission for Coastal Currents Festival
Internationally acclaimed Spanish street artist Isaac Cordal has been commissioned to create a set of permanent pieces as part of his Cement Eclipses series especially for Hastings seafront.
With the simple act of miniaturisation and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians who stumble across his sculptures on the street. Cordal’s miniature sculptures explore themes of climate change, scepticism with authority, anonymity and the drudgery of modern life, placed amongst urban streets to criticise contemporary society.
The sculptures can usually be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters and in many unusual and unlikely places.
- When 29th August to 13th September 2015.
- Where Hastings and St Leonards