Margate Festival: Kim’s Video Margate: A Preview

13 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016

Part of the Margate Festival

A journey from Manhattan to Thanet via Sicily. Three islands connected via VHS tape.

In 2009 Franca Pauli and Dario Colombo acquired on behalf of the Sicilian town of Salemi a collection of 42,000+ videos that made up Kim’s Video and Music, an infamous video shop in the East Village of New York City. Described as the “go-to place for rare selections”, Kim’s Video and Music was a cult New York institution for two decades.

From New York City, Kim’s Video and Music comes to Margate. This video installation will show clips from the collection in the window of Resort Studios, offering an introduction to the project in Margate as well as a chance for you to get involved.

On Thursday September 22nd, Franca Pauli will give a talk, as well as screening some rare highlights from the shop’s collection.

About the Artists- Dan and Trish Scott are interdisciplinary artists. With a background in Social Anthropology and Fine/Sound Art they use a range of collaborative approaches to make site-responsive work. Working with others their projects combine research, production and pedagogy and incorporate social sculpture, performance, video, sound and text. They are currently both involved in PhD research and teaching at UAL, London.

Franca Pauli is an Italian senior translator and editor. She has worked for many years in corporate identity and on cultural projects with the leitmotiv of supporting communication. She also works to restore the exchange of forgotten manual skills and crafts in small communities as a form of resistance to blind consumerism. Since 2010 she has had a regular column in the Italian arts magazine ArtApp and is currently working on an article about Margate and the regenerative power of the arts.

Resort Studios is a vibrant arts organisation based in Cliftonville, Margate.  Resort contains studios, a gallery and project space, and currently has 40 members working across a range of practices.  The gallery and project space have hosted member’s shows, discussion events, student projects, concerts and workshops as well as a strong programme of socially engaged practice including the HOME residency series in 2015.