TONE Festival Event – Steve Klee’s Artist Talk

Steve Klee Artist’s talk


When: Sunday 15 June, 14:00 – 15:00
Where: POP 64-66 High Street, Chatham

Join us for a FREE artist’s talk by Steve Klee ‘Re-animating the Archive’, about his exhibition and performance work for TÖNE.

Steve Klee’s exhibition relates to his performances Too Prolix: A Tour Out of Time for TÖNE on Saturday 21st June at The Historic Dockyard.

Through his archival research of the site he will re-perform with actors the political events of the Dockyard using the performative gestures detailed in Francis Nivelon’s The Rudiments of Genteel Behavior (1737) and this exhibition will show the archival traces that he has used to construct his tour.



TONE Festival Event – Kathy Hinde Workshop

Kathy Hinde workshop


When: Saturday – Sunday 14-15 June, 12:00 – 15:00
Where: Cafe, Fort Amherst

Artist Kathy Hinde will be at Fort Amherst in the cafe to make thousands of origami birds. These will be used in her fascinating installation Twittering Machines in the Gate House during the festival weekend (20-22 June) which will be a sonic and visual combination of bird-song imitation machines fashioned from old morse code keys, twittering mechanised music boxes, a rustling cloud of paper birds twitching overhead, a 78rpm recording of nightingales with a cello, or the echo of Lancaster bombers.



The Future of Film and Storytelling – Sarah Turner talks at EMERGE, June 19

Step into the future of film, as The East End Film Festival explores the convergence of film, digital and storytelling at EMERGE.

Sarah Turner will be speaking on June 19, about her work and methods in relation to a new project – Public House. The Barbican, London will be hosting the day of talks, discussions and networking, featuring radical thinkers, digital pioneers and innovators in film and video.

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Public House fuses fact and fiction in a multi layered exploration of memory, community and social reinvention. Activated in response to the community takeover of the Ivy House pub, London, SE15, this feature length work for cinemas is a shape shifting genre hybrid that moves from observational document to minimalist opera. Interweaving testament, performance poetry and an innovative soundscape that fuses acousmatic composition and verbatim librettos, the film explores individual and cultural memory and its resonance in shaping social spaces.

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9am / The Future of Film and Storytelling
The Barbican
19 June 2014
We take a glimpse forward to the year 2024 as we predict, speculate and debate how the creative process of filmmaking and audience experiences will evolve over the next 10 years.

The day is divided across 3 areas:

  1. Experiments in Moving Image
  2. The Future of the Film Industry
  3. Interactive Storytelling

We will also explore the impact our fast changing digital society will have on the world of film, with exclusive filmed contributions from sociologists, filmmakers and experts in the world of convergent technology.

Speakers on the day include:
• Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover
• Sarah Turner – Artist, Writer and Filmmaker (Perestroika)
• Anna Higgs – Head of Digital, Film4
• Martin Percy – Interactive Director (Lifesaver)
• Ed Cookson – Project Director (Sarner / The Sancho Plan)
• Evan Boehm – Director and Coder (Nexus, The Carp and The Seagull)
• Stephen Follows – Producer, Catsnake Film
• Sarah Tierney – Founder, We Are Colony
• Fernando R Gutierrez De Jesus – Director (Create Your Own Documentary)

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Shona Illingworth presents at Central St Martins Symposium

Anxious Places: Angst, environment and affective contamination

Central St Martins College, London,
26th June, 2014
10.15 – 17.30

“Commentators claim that contemporary culture is dominated by anxiety. From individual uncertainties to global economic, social and political insecurities, anxiety pervades our lives and affects our interactions with people and places. Anxious Places examines the ways in which anxiety ‘contaminates’ urban, social, and natural environments and asks how histories are implicated in making it a cultural script. Artists and scholars
discuss contemporary angst from a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives and artistic mediums.”

Speakers: Jill Bennett, Frank Furedi, Avery Gordon, Andrew Hoskins, Shona Illingworth, Uriel Orlow, Jeremy Till, David Toop, and John Tulloch
Organised by Dr Caterina Albano

The symposum is part of UAL collaboration to the London Festival of Anxiety and Mental Health.

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TONE Festival – Too Prolix: A Tour Out Of Time

Steve Klee performs ‘Too Prolix: A Tour Out Of Time’ as part of the TONE Festival on Sat 21st June 6-7pm.

This performance is accompanied by an exhibition of artefacts and research material.
Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th June at POP Space, 64-66 High Street, Chatham, ME44DS

Private View: Tuesday 10th June, 4-6pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 15th June 2-3pm

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If you are interested in attending the PV of research material at POP on the 10th, please email

Special thanks to Mark Bills, Gainsborough’s House, Suffolk for the loan of ‘Rudiments of Genteel Behaviour’ (1737) by Francois Nivelon

Photo credit: Morgan Hill-Murphy



Free workshops and Talks at the TONE Festival

Take advantage of Töne festival artists working around the Medway area,join them for workshops and talks during the festival from 9th to 22nd June.

Origami Workshop
Make origami cranes for Kathy Hinde’s new installation ‘Twittering Machines II’
Drop-in sessions take place in the cafe at Fort Amherst on 14th and 15th July from 12-3pm

Drawing Workshop
Sign up for exclusive workshops with artists Allan Giddy and Morgan O’Hara:

  • Morgan O’Hara, 2 hour site-based drawing workshop open to local artists and students
    (10 places) at University of Kent spaces on 19th June 11-1pm 
  • Allan Giddy, 2 hour studio workshop to arts students (12 places) on site-specific, sculptural and installation practice at University space 12th June 11-1pm

Both workshops are free, but as spaces are limited please register by

Artists Talks
Listen to artist Tomoko Sauvage, James Geurts, Kathy Hinde, Anna Koch & Mats Lindström, Steve Klee, Ben Fitton & Dylan Shipton talk about their artistic practice and making work for our new festival. Artists talks take place at various dates, times and venues.

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