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Ed Barnes – ‘ThIs Is My Church’ + MInI Doc Launch

‘TWF’ This Week in Folkestone, Mini Doc

28 May – 06 June 2021

Opening: 28 May, 2021 – 5-9pm

HOP Projects CT20, 73 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JR[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”80″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On Friday 28th May we’re launching the first of a series of Mini Documentary commissions for ‘TWF’ This Week in Folkestone – a new digital countercultural archive with the work of local artist, Ed Barnes.

Created by Ed Barnes, a non-binary working-class child of hippies, punks and crusties, ‘This is My Church’ is an audio-visual piece that explores fading countercultures through the spaces that were holy to them, their shrines and proving grounds. Situated somewhere between art and documentary, the work provides a snapshot of nonconformist groups, their interactions with each other and the wider Folkestone community through the cultural hubs that acted as their meeting places. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image media=”68344″ media_width_percent=”100″][vc_column_text]‘TWF’ (This Week In Folkestone) is a new archival project charting contemporary countercultures from the margins: experiences and creative expressions of people who have been left outside of the dominant cultural radar. ‘TWF’ is interested in all that is underground, underrated, and absent, putting a spotlight on diverse cultures that are under threat of disappearing due to patterns of urban morphology, economic, social & political structural changes, as well as the developing tastes, behaviours, influences and values of our time. ⁠As part of the project, we are presenting a series of six new mini documentary projects by artists with a vision for all that is left behind, invisible and emerging.


‘TWF’ Mini Docs will be launched every month from May onwards. Watch This Space.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]


73 Tontine Street, Folkestone

Exhibition continues from 29 May – 06 June 

Thurs – Sun + (bank holiday Monday) – 12am – 6pm

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