NOTHING GENTLE WILL REMAIN↷emerges from the different paces, rhythms and timescales of a seaside town, inviting artists and audiences to speculate on how we gather together, both now and in the future.
With a crowded beach and abandoned arcades, a turbulent sea and a century-old amusement park, MARGATE↷ is a town that fluctuates between carnivalesque abundance and eerie absence. The region’s geological history, ancient myths and seasonal tides form an environment in which past, present and future overlap, merging into a collective voice across time that shapes our experiences of Margate today.
Departing from these peculiar sensations of space and time, the works of JOSEFIN ARNELL↷, PAULINE CURNIER JARDIN↷, PAUL MAHEKE↷, DIPESH PANDYA↷ and NAÏMÉ PERRETTE↷ now oscillate between physical absence and digital presence. In this radically shifting moment, in which collective gathering has been called into question and all we have are our speculations on the future, their contributions serve as a manual for how we can come together and take up space during these strange and uncertain times, to explore what might happen if we spill over and OOZE OUT↷