Langlands and Bell’s 15 minute video Folkestone : Boulogne was screened at Copt Point, National Coastwatch Institution. It was a portrait of two towns, separated by 22 miles of water. Folkestone and Boulogne have been twinned since 1960 and for many years were also connected physically through a ferry service (ceased in 2001). The video, filmed over the course of a year, was an intimate and comparative observation of the two towns’ daily life, culture, environment, customs, as well as social situations.
Langlands & Bell have been collaborating since 1978, and exhibiting internationally since the early 80s. They explore the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of circulation and exchange which surround us.