Resort Studios, 50 Athelstan Road, Margate, CT9 2BH
Artist Sophie Mallett has been working with Resort Studios for the past nine months developing a series of projects exploring art-led regeneration in Margate and the position of Resort Studios within this context. For this event Sophie will present work developed during her residency, including a film, a publication and documentation of the projects.
Soft Borders is a series of events that form a response to Resort’s role in the ongoing regeneration of Cliftonville. It aims to encourage different individuals and groups to use Resort’s space in different ways, and to trial new ways of working together. The broad intention behind these trials is to resist the aesthetic and cultural homogeneity that accompanies gentrification.
Soft Borders is a project devised by Sophie Mallett and hosted by Resort Studios. Funded by Arts Council England and Kent County Council’s Arts Investment Fund.
About the artist
Sophie Mallett is a London based artist. Her practice is concerned with forms of belonging and exclusion, and how these manifest through national borders, capital and migration. Through music, radio, video and installation she pursues a practice focused on sounds’ intersection with affect, politics and value, concentrating on the connections between sound, music, history and place.
Educated at London College of Communication, Open School East, and Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Mallett’s practice is both interdisciplinary and collaborative, with a reflexive emphasis on how individuals work together.