Nicole Bachmann

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

Nicole Bachmann, There are tides in the body, 2024, Mead Gallery, Summer Exhibitions_2024_Photographer, Tegen Kimbley

There are tides in the body (2024)

dual screen projection, dolby surround sound audio-video installation
duration 17 mins 10 s

Featuring Patricia Langa, Hannah Parsons, Natifah White, Nandi Bhebhe
Sound recording and design Samuel Rodgers
Editing Rafael Sommerhalder, Nicole Bachmann
Script, camera Nicole Bachmann
colour grading Raphael Wanner

The newly commissioned film, There are tides in the body (2024), takes its title from Virginia Wolfe’s Mrs Dalloway (1975). The phrase has more recently been used by feminist theorist, Astrida Neimanis, to describe water as a communicator between bodies. For Bachmann, water can connect and separate, it can create and wash away borders. She explores the impact of controlled environments on individuals, drawing parallels with journeys made by migrants, often between coastal and urban landscapes.

Through performances located in Dungeness, Kent and Spon End, Coventry, the artist combines language, poetry and dance to form an embodied vocabulary that moves away from dominant world concepts and beliefs. Through doing this, Bachmann asks how we can become bodies of social and political change.

Kindly supported by Erna und Curt Burgauser Stiftung, The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Migros Kulturprozent, Warwick Arts Centre.
Thanks to Film Office Kent for their help in securing the location.