Frontiers in Retreat was a five-year collaborative project that fostered multidisciplinary dialogues on ecological questions within a European network formed around artist residencies. The project set out to examine processes of change in particular, sensitive ecological contexts within Europe, to reflect them in relation to each other and to develop new approaches to the urgencies posed by them.
Edge Effects marked the conclusion of Frontiers in Retreat. Edge Effects were presented as a series of eight satellite exhibitions across Europe from July to December 2017 and in Seoul in 2018. For more information on all of the Edge Effects visit the Frontiers in Retreat website: Edge Effects.
In July 2017 we presented Edge Effects: Glasgow; a programme of workshops, talks, walks, film and performance that explored the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.
A full description of the Glasgow programme can be found here.
In November 2017 we brought the essence of Edge Effects back to SSW for the Lumsden Weekender, inviting people to come together and experience some of the permanent works made by artists on residency through Frontiers In Retreat.
A full description of the Lumsden programme can be found here
Marianne’s text, The Trouble With Edge Effects – A reflection on awkwardness, empathy and embodied learning, is available to read here.
James’ text, Ghosts in the Graving Docks, is available to read here.
Frontiers In Retreat was organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme in partnership with Mustarinda, Finland; Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland; Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE, Latvia; Cultural Front -GRAD, Serbia; Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, Spain; Skaftfell – Centre for Visual Art, Iceland; and Jutempus, Lithuania.
Frontiers in Retreat is funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.