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26/07/17

Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects | Artist Film Programme | SSW at Edinburgh Arts Festival 2017 | 02/08/2017

Scottish Sculpture Workshop presents a selection of artist films at that were produced at various sites across Europe during the five year EU partnership project Frontiers in Retreat the Edinburgh Arts Festival. 

Where: The Saltire Society 
When: 7pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 2nd August
Booking: Tickets are free, to book please visit EAF website: here

Films include: 
we  copper & copper  us vol. 3: mineralizacija, Mirko Nikolić (video, 24 mins)
An tSeirbia (They knew them), Carl Giffney (video, 17 min )
Thinking of Invertebrates, Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri (3D animation, 30 min)

About the artists:
Janne Nabb's (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri's (b. 1985) joint practice is based on observations of encounter, interaction and fusion between artists and other things, which often happen to be commodities. Nabb's and Teeri's works and projects, many of which are temporary, examine in particular the levels of artistic labour in the relationship with everyday society. The physical matter they work with is often the material surplus or in-situ material traces left by human or non-human activity.

Carl Giffney’s work as a visual artist investigates social capital through empirical and performative research, carrying out activities like mining, beekeeping and modifying cars. He works in eclectic settings which have recently ranged from sea horse farms, to churches and motorways. Physical materials play very important roles in his socially engaged practice.

Mirko Nikolić (b.1984, lives and works in London and Belgrade) works with diverse combinations of mediums galvanised by a performative approach. Currently he is a doctoral candidate in Arts and Media practice at the University of Westminster, London.

ssw.org.uk edfilmfest.org.uk

06/07/17

We are pleased to announce the Frontiers in Retreat booklet, now available online!

Read or download here: issuu.com/frontiersinretreat

This booklet offers an insight into the multidisciplinary project on art and ecology, Frontiers in Retreat (2013–2018), formed around 7 residency centers at the edges of Europe, the work of 25 artists, and 1 art-led interdisciplinary research project. The booklet contains photos of the participating artists' projects, introduces the partner organisations, and features two texts by Jenni Nurmenniemi, the curator of the project (HIAP; Frontiers in Retreat) about the project and the multipolar exhibition series 'Edge Effects' (Jun–Dec 2017). This booklet is also available in print at each Edge Effects exhibition site.

Editors: Salla Lahtinen & Jenni Nurmenniemi (HIAP)
Design: NODE Berlin Oslo 

05/07/17

Anna Rubio at Arts in the Environment – Nordic Symposium 31/8/2017

Current HIAP's Frontiers resident Anna Rubio performs a dance with a tree on the first evening of the Environment – Nordic Symposium, organised at HIAP on 31st of August.

Arts in the environment – Nordic symposium invites environmental artists, scientists, thinkers and the public to participate and discuss the most current environmental topics. The symposium program will combine keynote talks and discussions, video art evenings, workshops, environmental art works and performances to engage with current developments of environmental art and sciences.

Arts in the environment – Nordic symposium is a multidisciplinary, international and forward-looking art symposium that focuses on the intersection between environmental art and the sciences. The event will take place August 31 – September 2, 2017 at various venues across Helsinki, Finland. The Artist Camp for the artists will take place from August 25 to September 3, 2017.

The project is organised by LARU ART Association, an artist-driven non-profit organisation based in Helsinki. In operation since 2005, LARU ART produces international environmental art events in which both media art and performance art are prominently featured. In collaboration with Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

More programme to be announced soon!

nordicenviroart.org/performance-video-art-evening

22/06/17

Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects | SSW | 27 – 30/07/2017

Ximena Alarcon | Brett Bloom | Sylvia Grace Borda | Mele Broomes | Charismatic Megafauna | Taru Elfving | Fernando Garcia-Dory (INLAND) & Alex Wilde (Open Jar Collective) | Carl Giffney | Mari Keski-Korsu & Maaria Alén | Maarit Laihonen & Petri Ruikka | Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri | Mirko Nikolić | Áine O’Dwyer | Nuno Sacramento | Richard Skelton | Simon Yuill

Scottish Sculpture Workshop presents Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, film and performance that explores the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

Edge Effects maps out artistic processes developed in response to seven international residency sites across Europe through Frontiers in Retreat and brings them together with wider artists practices to ask: What multiple forms of knowledge, discourse, and models of action would construct a viable future for humans and other forms of life? What kinds of boundaries should be dismantled, so that change in the direction of an ecologically sustainable future could be possible?

Read more: frontiersinretreat.org/edge-effects facebook

20/06/17

Zooetics: Mycomorph Laboratory Workshops at Print Screen Festival

Thursday | 22/6 | 09:30 - 13:30 | The Israeli Center for Digital Art | Viktorija Siaulyte and Paulius Vaitiekūnas

Zooetics: Mycomorph Laboratory

"Mycomorph" could be considered as a material searching for its own components. It comes into being when mycelium, the rhizome-like underlying network structure of what we know as mushrooms, colonizes other organic materials such as wood or straw. A mycomorph could also be an element of the fiction of J. G. Ballard, "psychotropic house" - an everchanging, adaptable and neurosensitive architectural structure. During the workshop, the participants will explore together the biotechnological fictions and create a mycomorph of their own, using live mycelium.

Mycomorph Laboratory has been conceived as part of the exhibitions Psychotropic House: Zooetics Pavilion of Ballardian Technologies, organised by artists Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas. It is part of Zooetics, a cross-disciplinary exploration of future environmental fictions and models. ‘Zooetics’ is a word in progress to explore new ways of engaging human knowledge and research with other forms of life and to imagine designs, prototypes and interfaces for future interspecies ecologies. 

zooetics.net
printscreenfestival.com

16/06/17

COMPANY: Temple of Manufacturing

JUNE 7, 2017 – AUGUST 5, 2017 at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York

Temple of Manufacturing presents COMPANY’s long-term project: SECRETS. Traveling to remote sites around the world to learn crafting processes unique to particular industries and places, the duo has collaborated over the last decade with a variety of communities to rethink the very processes and knowledge embedded in these places. Applying this knowledge to new and unexpected designs, COMPANY’s work creates an intersection between the mastery of traditional technique and the invention of a new, poetic, and personal material and object-specific vocabulary. 

Read more: storefrontnews.org/programming/temple-of-manufacturing/
#templeofmanufacturing @storefrontnyc @com_pa_ny

16/06/17

Fernando García-Dory at Otobong Nkanga's Carved to Flow

Talk at documenta14, June 17, 2017

For the third event that takes place in Otobong Nkanga’s laboratory installation in Athens, under the guise of a public programme exploring the mentality of ritual in resource consumption, we welcome artist, sociologist and agroecologist Fernando García-Dory. García-Dory will speak about his work as a producer of “living culture”, using art production to precipitate social change and reconsider our relationship to the biosphere. García-Dory’s work investigates questions surrounding land use, food production and farming, and the forms of social organisation that frame them. This is aided through an enquiry into understandings of the culture-nature dialectic, social modeling and of possible futures. Through individual and collective projects, from drawings to agroecological cooperatives, expanded sculpture and more, Garcia-Dory looks at cheese production, shepherding, farming, and nomadism, among other practices and processes, in a way that bridges imagination and scientific knowledge to question forms of producing and living. Along with “Seeds in net” (2004), “A Shepherd’s School” (2004) and “A Dairy Museum” (2012), he will speak about “INLAND”, an arts collective and a collaborative agency started in 2009, dedicated to agricultural, social and cultural production.

Curated by Maya Tounta
Please note that there are multiple Archimidous streets in Athens. Ours is near Kallithea metro station in Moschato.

5–6 pm
Archimidous 15, 17778, Moschato, Athens
documenta14.de

12/06/17

Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects | Skaftfell | 17/06 – 24/09/2017

Kati Gausmann | Ráðhildur Ingadóttir | Richard Skelton 

The second chapter of the Edge Effects exhibition series opens in Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art on 17th of June, at 4pm–6pm at the Skaftfell gallery. The exhibition presents works from artists Kati Gausmann, Ráðhildur Ingadóttir and Richard Skelton.

Read more: frontiersinretreat.org/edge-effects/exhibitions facebook

12/06/17

Hanna Husberg and Sria Chatterjee: Chlorofulfillment – lecture performance

Tuesday June 12, 4:00–4:45pm at HIAP Project Space, Suomenlinna

Chlorofulfillment: a lab, letters and thoughts

This lecture performance takes the form of a conversation between the works of the artist Hanna Husberg and poet Sria Chatterjee. Collapsing the boundaries between plant breathing and human breath, the performance addresses the murky lines of control in closed systems. Seen in the context of colonial and contemporary histories of manipulated migrations and bio-engineering, their questions around the politics of respiration and ventilation is mediated by a series of poetic works that explores the writings and experiments of the 20th century Indian scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose. The conversation becomes an attempt not to write a history of plant and human sociability but one that looks for language at the crevices of history and organic matter.

Tuesday June 12
4:00–4:45pm
HIAP Project Space

Suomenlinna B 28 / 2
Helsinki
hiap.fi

11/06/17

Tidalectics June 2–November 19, 2017 | TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, Jun 2 – Nov 19, 2017 at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna

Frontiers artist Tue Greenfort part of 'Tidalectics' curated by HIAP-alumni, curator Stefanie Hessler.

Tidalectics presents an oceanic worldview, a different way of engaging with the oceans and the world we inhabit. Unbound by land-based modes of thinking and living, the exhibition casts oceanic perspectives on the cultural, political, and biological dimensions of the oceans. Taking its title from a play on words by the celebrated Barbadian poet-historian Kamau Braithwaite, Tidalectics seeks to comprehend our histories as trajectories tossed by waves, from ocean crossings to systems of exchange, myths, and microbial origins. The exhibition highlights processes of cultural adaptation and material change, presenting a rich framework for understanding the coalescing polarities of contemporaneity and history, science and poetics, routes and roots, and ourselves – mostly land-dwelling humans – with the oceans and their many and diverse inhabitants. 

Artists: Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaina Tschäpe & David Gruber, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling

The exhibition opened on June 2, and runs until November 19, 2017. On June 23, Joan Jonas is performing as part of the performance series Ephemeropteræ, which accompanies the exhibition. 

Read more: tba21.org