Frontiers in Retreat Incubator Workshop: Farrera

11-13 October, Centre d’Art i Natura

Frontiers in Retreat is a research residency platform that fosters multidisciplinary dialogue on ecological issues within a new European network involving artist residencies, art and education organisations, artists, experts in various disciplines as well as diverse audiences. The aim of the project is to broaden the understanding of global ecological changes and their local impacts on European natural environments by means of contemporary artistic practices and through a multidisciplinary approach.

23 artists have been invited from across Europe for research residencies in the residency centres run by the partners of the project. Their sites, recognised as frontiers, are approached as resonant of the entwined geopolitical and socio-economic processes. During the project, the artists will move within the residency network, research the particular ecological contexts of the sites, initiate knowledge exchange between diverse disciplines in incubator workshops, and develop new artworks.

Incubator workshops are organised by each partner organisation in order to foster the interdisciplinary aspects of the artistic research. In these workshops, the artists and project partners come together with invited specialists from diverse disciplines to discuss questions that arise in connection to the artists’ projects.