Watch our Folkestone Digs Film.

Almost six weeks ago, our team was helping artist Michael Sailstorfer bury 30 pieces of gold on a beach in Folkestone, for the Folkestone Triennial 2014. The next day, we announced that the 24-carat gold was buried under the sand of the Outer Harbour beach, as part of an artwork titled “Folkestone Digs”.

Folkestone Digs by Night.

Ever since, the beach has been awash with visitors keen to try their luck digging for the buried treasure. Families spent days in the sunshine, digging and playing in the sand and new friendships were made. The dig still continues. We will never know if all of the gold has been found, so people might still be digging in that sand in 50 years time.

Born in 1979, Michael Sailstorfer lives and works in Berlin. Though the artist’s range of artistic processes spans highly elaborate productions to near-imperceptible interventions, a common factor across his work is the disruption of the everyday. We have made a film about our time in Folkestone, Michael’s voiceover recording was from his interview with Front Row, courtesy of BBC Radio 4.

Click here for more information about Folkestone Triennial 2014 and “Folkestone Digs”

 Folkestone Video by Tom Beldam courtesy of Situations
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