Programme

Edge Effects/Serbia

 

Edge Effects / Serbia is the final showcase exhibition of the European project Frontiers in Retreat. As the project comes to an ending, the multidisciplinary dialogue about ecology was explored on several locations in Europe, of which some locations in Serbia were a temporary residency for several artists: Belgrade, Zlakusa, Ečka, Bor and Sirogojno. 
The multimedial international group show presented contemporary work of artist participating in the five year long Frontiers in Retreat project. Besides the previous artists in residence, who were working and creating in Serbia, several local artists were showing work corresponding to the project theme. 
During the five year period of the project, the audience was able to meet international artists and some of them have shown their work in Contemporary Gallery of Zrenjanin back in 2014. Mirko Nikolić, Joanes Simon-Perret, Quelic Berga Carreras, Saara-Maria Kariranta, Nabb+Teeri, Carl Giffney, Company and Radhildur Ingadottir presented the results of creative processes inspired by ecology and self-sustaining development. In addition, local artists, Dušica Dražić, Vladimir Bjeličić, Tijana Radenković, Mina Piščević and Vjeko Sumić whose artistic practice includes ecological issues, were also presented, thus continuing the dialogue on ecology from their own point of view, from documentary, to conceptual and critical approach. 
Edge Effects / Serbia had an extensive side programme, including workshops, museum tours with artists, video projections followed by discussions with the artists. Audience was invited to take part in side programme and contribute to the project goal by further developing the dialogue on ecology, an important topic for the future. 
The exhibition was opened from 27 November until 3 December. Curator of the exhibition: Ljudmila Stratimirović, art director of Cultural Center GRAD.

Project Frontiers in Retreat is implemented with the support of Culture Programme of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia.

PROGRAM:
Friday 1 December 19h

Carl Giffney 

AN TSEIRBIA (2017) 
17 minute HD documentary 

A short documentary filmed in Sirogojno and Belgrade, Serbia, produced on an artistic residency hosted by Cultural Center Grad. The film features visual shots of Sirogojno landscape with the voiceover filmed in Belgrade, featuring the voices of Milica Lapčević, Ilir Gaši and Carl Giffney. It is a first episode of a trilogy made on the project Frontiers in Retreat. 


Saturday 2 December 17:30h

Mirko Nikolić 

Counting live stock(s) (2014)
TRAJANJE, documentation of a performance done in Čigota on Zlatibor mountin, Serbia on 2 October 2014 with participation of Divna Jovanović, Hans de Wolf, Miladin Dabović, Mitar Ćaldović and Radmila Radosavljević

The performance takes a socio-economic-ecological process of different quantifications (live stock, wool knots, and stock market shares) and places them into a realm of unquantifiable practices that create sustain and reproduce life, putting potential into more intimate and affective working together of humans and non-humans.

<< mineralizacija >> documents a process of metamorphosis of a handful of copper molecules, conceived and realised in collaboration with miners and metallurgists of the Mining and Smelting Concern Bor, scientists and technologists of the Technical Faculty in Bor, and staff of e-recycling facility in Niš. Through an asymmetrical conversation with the red metal, human actors attempt to shape a more egalitarian collaboration with the powers of the Earth, collectively working towards a withdrawal from the present modes of circulation of copper. The work prefigures a naturalcultural economy that entangles radically diverse geological and human times and modes of becoming. 


Sunday 3 December 17:30h

Nabb+Teeri

Thinking of Invertebrates
30 minutes, video, 3D animation with voiceover 

An audio-visual diary of the authors’ residency in Belgrade and Zemun. 3D animation of objects and still life, as well as microscopic organisms with voiceover of everyday impressions on the residency in a form of diary.  
3D animation produced using the process of photogrammetry.

Learning Session #2

7 – 9pm

 

Learning Session 2

Reading Sympoiesis (Donna Haraway)

Lecture: Yoomi Choi

Co-curated by: Bora Hong, Haeju Kim, Hyejin Yeo

 

Art Sonje Center

Address:
Art Sonje Center, The Parallax Hanok
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil Jongno-gu 
Seoul 03062 
Korea

 

Info:
7–9pm
 

RSVP / Pre-registration for the Learning Sessions:  
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Learning Session #1

7 – 9pm

 

Learning Session 1
Reading Art & Ecology: Artistic Practices for Symmetrical Life

Panel: Rohwa Jeong, Kyounghee Lee, Bora Hong, Haeju Kim, Hyejin Yeo

Music: Gyepi sisters

Co-curated by: Bora Hong, Haeju Kim, Hyejin Yeo

 

Art Sonje Center

Address:
Art Sonje Center, The Parallax Hanok
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil Jongno-gu 
Seoul 03062 
Korea

 

Info:
7–9pm
 

RSVP / Pre-registration for the Learning Sessions:  
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Opening | Art Sonje Project #7 | Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects – Active Earth

4PM–7PM

 

HIAP and Art Sonje welcomes you to the opening of Art Sonje Project #7, Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects – Active Earth. The ‘Active Earth’ group show and public programme at Art Sonje Center is part of the exhibition series Edge Effects, organised by Frontiers in Retreat project (2013–2018). Its seven satellite exhibitions weave connections between geographically dispersed artistic processes that strive towards new understandings of ecological entanglements and transitions.

 

Artists: Elena Mazzi & Sara Tirelli (Italy)
, mirko nikolić (Serbia / UK), Nabb+Teeri (Finland), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Finland), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland)

 

The reseption starts at the Art Sonje Center Project Space and Parallax Hanok at 4PM. At 6PM artists mirko nikolić and Tuomas A. Laitinen perfom 'Active Earth Seancé' in the Art Hall.

 

Art Sonje Center


Address:
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil Jongno-gu 
Seoul 03062 
Korea


Schedule:

Exhibition Opening
4–6 PM, Art Sonje Center Project Space & Parallax Hanok

Concert-Performance
Active Earth Séance by mirko nikolić & Tuomas A. Laitinen
6–7 PM, Art Sonje Center Art Hall

EDGE EFFECTS - LUMSDEN WEEKENDER

Saturday 4th November
1-5pm
Mari Keski-Korsu’s Open Sauna
Caroldson’s Cafe in the Edge Effects Library
6pm
Bonfire and Fire-cooked food
8pm
Nic Green’s Disco Ceilidh

 

Sunday 5th November
1- 4pm
Book Launch: Deep Mapping by Brett Bloom and Nuno Sacramento with lunch and workshop

 

In July 2017 Scottish Sculpture Workshop presented Edge Effects at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. This programme brought together six artists from the Frontiers in Retreat (FiR) project (who between 2013 and 2017 undertook long-term residencies at SSW), and presented their work alongside artists from across Europe working with similar themes and issues as those explored through FiR. Across the four day Edge Effects programme artists hosted workshops, walks, films, sauna whisking and sonic performances that explored the complex co-dependencies between ecology, society, economics, and politics today.

 

In the first week of November we bring 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. These works include Mari Keski-Korsu’s sauna, in which she developed her Beat to the Balance practice, Brett Bloom’s Camp Breakdown Break Down Council Circle and Bonfire, and the Edge Effects Library which holds a rich collection of resources curated by artists and arts workers from the project. 

 

The Frontiers in Retreat project has strived to generate a more complex understanding of the entanglements unfolding between locally articulated ecological concerns and larger, systemic, global processes. At SSW this has meant researching the local and specific ecologies of the North East of Scotland, and connecting them to wider issues such as global climate change.

 

Deep Mapping, a research process and methodology utilised in the work of both FiR artist Brett Bloom and former SSW Director Dr Nuno Sacramento, used the village of Lumsden and the surrounding landscape as the site for exploring deep and situated knowledge of place. This is presented in the co-written publication Deep Mapping, which will be launched during Edge Effects - Lumsden Weekender. The book explores ‘Deep Mapping’ as a way of encouraging people to consider, question and explore how we inhabit landscapes and provides the ideas for radical and inclusive forms of map making.

 

The SSW locality and associated knowledge has formed a key part of FiRt, as has bringing together a diverse range of approaches, positions and practices. During Edge Effects - Lumsden Weekender this is highlighted through artist Nic Green’s Disco Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish gathering with an edge! 

 

Importantly this weekend programme is an opportunity to reflect on the five year FiR project with local individuals, communities and audiences who engaged with and generously supported various artist projects. The weekender invites people to join us in a series of social activities, to discuss our relationships and how we continue to support and connect with each other, beyond the life of the project.

 

Over the winter SSW will continue to activate the ideas and themes developed within FiR through the Nightshift residences, public talks programme and a series of public reading groups devised by contemporary artists from across the UK.

FiR Artist Presentations at Applethink

10am – 1pm

 

The Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE presents Frontiers Artists Presentations by Anna Rubio, Bartaku and Joanes Simon-Perret, and a guided tour to works by Gints Gabrans and Sylvia Grace Borda, as part of the Āboļošana - Applethink event. 

 

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Contacts:
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Walk with Gints Gabrans

As part of the Edge Effects programme in Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE, Frontiers artist Ginst Gabrans takes the public for a walk. During the walk his virtual sculptures, originally made in the residency centres ceramic kilns, will be tracked from the sky of Aizpute. 

 

To find out the closest scupltures, download a SAN/san.lv application.

 

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Contacts:
Signe Pucena pucena@gmail.com

Alex Wilde from Open Jar Collective and Fernando Garcia-Dory from INLAND: Tides and Tributaries

Walk
10.30am - 2pm

 

Join Alex Wilde from Open Jar Collective and Fernando Garcia-Dory from INLAND for a walk and talk shaped by the flowing of water through the city. Along the walk Alex and Fernando will share their methods and approaches to facilitating exchange in the projects INLAND and Soil City. The conversation will be stimulated and diverted by reflections on places and people visited along the route. The walk will take in a number of sites that provoke thinking about borders, edges, commons and knowledge exchange.

 

Meet at CCA at 10:30am. The walk will finish at 2pm near a suitable transport link back to CCA. Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided. Wear suitable clothes for the weather and walking on rough ground.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
10.30am - 2pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

FiR artist film programme: Carl Giffney, Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri, Mirko Nikolić

Video Screening
1pm - 2.30pm

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
1pm - 2.30pm
Free but ticketed, Cinema
12+
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Richard Skelton: Centre for Alterity Studies

Centre for Alterity Studies (CFAS) was convened by Richard Skelton during his Frontiers in Retreat residencies at Skaftfell, east Iceland, as a resource for an international network of artists and researchers with interests in non-human otherness, encompassing animal, plant and mineral alterity.

 

For Edge Effects, Richard Skelton will launch the first volume of the journal Alterity, CFAS's key publication. The journal intends to document the variety of work and discourse being generated in this burgeoning field.

 

The founding document of CFAS is the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Critically Endangered Species, which Skelton describes as ‘a profoundly moving evocation of the near-lost; a poem of impossible fragility; and yet overwhelming in its sheer scale, and alienating in its use of specialist language. The mind recoils from its monolithic nature.’

 

During this event there will be an opportunity to read extracts from these texts and participate in an open discussion exploring the evolution of CFAS.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

Edge Effects runs from 27 - 30 July at CCA and sites across the city. For more details on the full programme visit: SSW Edge Effects.

 

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Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
3pm, Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Mele Broomes: Movement workshop

Workshop
11am – 1pm

 

This workshop is an exploration of body opening whilst building confidence to express and experience ones movement potential. The group will focus on alignment, core stability, enabling physical understanding and movement consciousness whilst also reflecting on social colonial narratives.

 

Participants do not require any dance or movement experience. Everyone is welcome to participate in whichever way feels comfortable for them. It’s primarily about getting the body moving!

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
11am – 1pm
Free but ticketed, Theatre
15+
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Mari Keski-Korsu: Holding space with trees

Workshop
11am – 1pm

 

Holding Space with Trees is an introduction to inter-species forest communication. During the workshop the group will look for different kinds of tree species that might call for them and learn what kind of effects these trees have on people. In this workshop, the group will try to understand ecosystems around them not as a resource but as equal communities interdependent of each other.

 

There will be a tree leaf bathing ritual at the end of this workshop.

 

The workshop will start from CCA and continue outdoors. Note that the weather might affect the plans.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
11am – 1pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
15+
Book online / 0141 352 4900

Simon Yuill with Emma Balkind and Nuno Sacramento: On a Proletarian Soil

In-conversation
2pm – 3.30pm

 

Written in the style of a walker’s guide following routes to two destinations on the outskirts of Lumsden, Simon Yuill’s essays explore and question the relations between politics and nature through sources ranging from Aristotle’s Athenian Constitution to Robert Kirk’s Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies and drawing on the work of Donna Haraway, Sarah Jacquette Ray and Alexander Reid Ross.

 

Natural histories are political writings in which nature defines the limits and possibilities of the political. Nature is interrogated in order to understand what the political might ‘properly’ be, structuring the limits and possibilities of power, whilst our understanding of the limits and possibilities of nature are themselves constrained by the politics we already have or lie within their existing desires.

 

In this open conversation, Simon will be joined by Emma Balkind and Nuno Sacramento to read and discuss extracts from the essays.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
2pm – 3.30pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Interfaces for Empathy: Regenerative Notes – Reflecting and Developing Empathetic Practices in Post-Fossil World

In-conversation
4pm – 5.30pm

 

Could empathy be one of the key elements in reconnecting us with our ecosystem and ourselves? After all, empathy is the element that has enabled humans to work together and collaborate in order to flourish as species. Mari Keski-Korsu, Maarit Laihonen and Petri Ruikka are interested in extending reflections towards asking how to create deeper connections in the crisis of humanity and how to develop skills for existence in post-fossil life. Mari, Maarit and Petri are collectively searching for methods for empathetic action and activism.

 

How can discussion be empathetic, what would that enable, and what does that mean in terms of collective intelligence? Through this discussion Mari, Maarit and Petri give some foundations as well as general directions for an empathetic discussion experiment, the format is open for ongoing development during the session.

 

The event is inclusive and open for everyone and we hope that the participants stay the whole session in order to guarantee empathetic atmosphere and coherence in the discussion.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
4pm – 5.30pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Charismatic Megafauna: CXMF Scottish debut

Performance
7.30pm – 10pm

 

For their group Scottish debut, CXMF perform a gig with projections, costumes, drums and bodies. Prompted by Scottish Sculpture Workshop, the group will read the Xenofeminist Manifesto in preparation for this performance and will struggle with it. Live.

 

Charismatic Megafauna is a three-piece, feminist, party punk band born from a need to rage and dance. They use drums, synth drums, drum pads and voices in their performances and use the breakdown of words and the buildup of rhythms to make worlds. Hit songs like Guys in Spandex, Ejaculate, Theresa May Not and Hole have been shouted in places like fields, studios, bars, warehouses, museums, and basements since 2014.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
7.30pm – 10pm
£5 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
14+ accompanied by an adult
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Nuno Sacramento: Deep Maps / geographies from below

Workshop
12pm – 2.30pm

 

What do maps tell us? And what do maps conceal? Going beyond the diagrammatic depiction of a particular geography (geo=earth, graphy=description), Deep Maps open up a space of intense topographic exploration.

 

In this workshop we will start by looking at historical and current maps of Glasgow and ask: What do they tell us about this place?


What else is there to know about this place?

 

Then we will speculate about possible events and apocryphal stories that might have taken place there, about geological time, land ownership and use, insurance plans and fire risk, infrastructure and energy, sustainability and ultimately about our role as citizens in imagining and shaping the city.

 

The workshop will consist of a short presentation, collective map reading and a walk around the block.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
12pm – 2.30pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Creative Carbon Scotland: Green Tease – Frontiers in Retreat

Workshop
3pm – 6pm

 

Join Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS), Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) and partners of the Frontiers in Retreat programme for an afternoon of talks and discussion, facilitated by CCS Director, Ben Twist, as part of the Green Tease event series.

 

For this Green Tease, SSW brings together three important voices in the Frontiers In Retreat project to provide insights into, and reflections on, the five year project.

 

Curator Taru Elfving will discuss how planetary ecological transformations become apparent and negotiable on remote sites at the edges of Europe and what it might mean to retreat into the frontiers amidst the present global urgencies.

 

Artist Carl Giffney presents an introduction to his feature length documentary - I really don’t feel them - which was shot in at Scottish Sculpture Workshop on the night of the Independence Referendum and in Finland at Mustarinda (FI) and the Helsinki International Art Programme (HIAP).

 

And sonic artist and researcher Ximena Alarcon will guide a collective Deep Listening exercise that explores interstitial spaces, such as dreams and the in-between space in the context of migration.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
3pm – 6pm
Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Carl Giffney: I really don’t feel them

Video Screening
7pm – 8.30pm

 

I really don’t feel them is a feature length documentary shot in The Netherlands, Scotland and Finland. It documents the making of a unique pair of bronze Dutch clogs that are forged in Scotland as the Independence referendum is taking place. These special shoes are eventually brought on a trip up the length of Finland, travelling North to the Saami people, the only indigenous people in Europe, who live in Northern Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
7pm – 8.30pm
Free but ticketed, Cinema
12+
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Mari Keski-Korsu: Beat to the Balance

Whisking Session

 

In the context of our global humanitarian crisis we need to become more aware of our ability to nurture deep connections and build our capacities for empathic communication with other species and entities within our ecosystems. 
– Mari Keski-Korsu

 

Sign up to your free 30 minute long Beat To The Balance tree leaf massage session in Arlington Baths Club sauna with Mari Keski-Korsu or Maaria Alén. Through this ritualistic, whisking practice the interdependence between tree communities and humans can be made more tangible, heightened by the sauna space.

 

Self-care is not self-indulgence but self-preservation and as such, an act of political warfare. 
– Civil rights activist Audre Lorde.

 

In the sauna with trees, self-care transforms into ourselves-care, kinship that could be an even stronger asset than warfare; it is a building block for the narrative of humanity.

 

Details:

 

The Sauna whisking takes place as a 1 to 1 performance. An SSW staff member will be on site to book people in and out and introduce the performance.

 

Please ensure that you arrive at your session promptly and you bring your own towel. The sessions are undertaken on a one-to-one basis, in a safe space and no bathing suit is required. The sauna is mild and there are only a few health conditions that will prevent your attendance; however if you have recently had a fever, surgery, heart attack or stitched wounds sauna is not advised.

 

Although sauna is very hygienic place please inform arts@ssw.org.uk in advance if you have any health conditions or allergies so that Mari or Maaria can take this into consideration before your session.

 

The trees present in the sauna will be Birch, Oak, Maple, Rowan and Juniper.

 

Not a wheelchair accessible venue. If you have any other specific access needs please contact arts@ssw.org.uk.


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Address:
Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow
 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk
arts@ssw.org.uk

Brett Bloom and Ximena Alarcon: Breakdown Break Down – Two day workshop in Deep Listening

Two Day Workshop
Thursday 27/07/17: 9am – 5pm & Friday 28/07/17: 9am – 2pm

 

This intensive Deep Listening workshop invites participants to imagine and immerse themselves into a post fossil fuel Scotland. Over two days you will undertake a range of sonic meditations, body energy exercises and dream work, in order to awaken unexpected connections between creatures, the environment and ourselves.

 

Guided by certified Deep Listening practitioner Ximena Alarcon group exercises will explore the balance between inner and outer environments attempting to dissolve dualities, create empathy and amplify perceptual human possibilities in order to empower present and future actions.

 

Deep Listening is a practice and philosophy developed by the composer Pauline Oliveros that is informed by expanding the range of audible forms beyond ordinary sound perceptions in daily life. The practice of Deep Listening is intended to heighten awareness of sound, silence and sounding.

 

https://deeplisteningaphiliateuk.wordpress.com/
http://www.deeplistening.rpi.edu/
http://deeplistening.org
http://paulineoliveros.us

 

If you have any specific access needs please contact arts@ssw.org.uk

 

About the artists:

 

This workshop has been devised by Brett Bloom in collaboration with Ximena Alarcon.

 

Brett Bloom is an artist, environmentalist, publishers and organizes camps to build collective post-oil culture and sense of self. The camps are called: Camp Breakdown Break Down.

 

Ximena Alarcón is a sonic artist, academic researcher and Deep Listening practitioner interested in listening to interstitial spaces, such as dreams, underground transportation, and the ‘in-between’ space in the context of migration. To evoke, connect to, and share memories of sonic space her practice involves Deep Listening, telematic sonic improvisation using spoken word and everyday sonic environments, and the creation of online interfaces for relational listening that expand our sense of belonging and place.

 

This event presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
eventbrite.co.uk

 

Address:
Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk
arts@ssw.org.uk

Áine O’Dywer presented in collaboration with Counterflows

Performance
7.30pm – 10.30pm

 

As part of the opening of the Edge Effects programme, Áine O’Dwyer will create a new performance exploring imagined territories, improvised landscapes and fictional habitats based on her series of mythical creature drawings, presented in collaboration with Counterflows.

 

Áine O’Dwyer's role lies somewhere between vocalist, musician, improviser, composer, performer, listener, sonic stalker and audience member. In recent years, the pipe organ has become an integral site for her experimentation, culminating in her new albums Locusts and Gegenschein. Her forthcoming Gallarais experiments with acoustic decay, and was developed during her self made residency at the Brunel tunnel shaft, London. All three releases celebrate her interests in found and forgotten spaces, chance choreographies, acoustic phenomena, the act of listening and the search for alternative scorings through a combined performativity of instruments, drawings, space, time, memory and the body.

 

This event is presented as part of Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Edge Effects; a programme of workshops, walks, sound work, film and performance that explore the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

 

ssw.org.uk
cca-glasgow.com

 

Address:
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

 

Info:
7.30pm – 10.30pm
£5 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900

 

Contacts:
yvonne@ssw.org.uk
sam@ssw.org.uk

Opening: Skaftfell - Edge Effects

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

 

Address:
Austurvegur 42, 710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

 

Contacts: 
skaftfell@skaftfell.is

 

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Opening: MUSTARINDA - Edge Effects

Exhibition opening on Thursday June 15, 2017 
from 5pm onwards

 

Programme:

Jaakko Junnila
Pelkkä väliviiva (solo)
Suomussalmen harmonikkakerho
+ sauna + food

 

Mustarinda, Paljakantie 61, Hyrynsalmi
​Free entrance.

 

Contact:
info@mustarinda.fi

 

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