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Frontiers in Retreat, 2013-2018

Streitishvarf, 2014

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Frontiers in Retreat is a five-year collaboration project that fosters multidisciplinary dialogue on ecological questions within a European network formed around artist residencies. The project sets 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. Moreover, the project recognizes the necessity of multidisciplinary approaches to the current ecological concerns and aims to develop means and platforms for this through methods of contemporary art.

The project is coordinated by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme with support from EACEA EU Culture Programme. The project connects artist residency centers located in remote areas across Europe in order to provide a unique, transnational platform for investigating local and global ecological concerns. Frontiers in retreat is realised by seven established artist residency organisations In Finland, Iceland, Scotland, Latvia, Serbia, and Spain in collaboration with Lithuanian art organisation that will develop the educational program of the project.

The core of the project is formed by research and production residencies. 25 European artists representing different cultures, generations and artistic approaches have been selected collaboratively by the project partners to develop new art works in response to the different ecological contexts of each residency site. During the coming years, the artists will circulate within the residency network and conduct artistic research driven by the particular ecologies of the sites.

More information: http://www.frontiersinretreat.org/