28 Nov 2018


Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects Scottish Sculpture Workshop

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?

We invite you to join us in exploring these questions through artist led activities at the CCA and across the city in offsite locations. At the Arlington Baths Club artists Mari Keski-Korsu and Maaria Alén will offer one to one sauna whisking treatments in Beat To The Balance. From the Pearce Institute and following the flow of the Clyde, sonic artists Ximena Alarcon and Brett Bloom will guide a two-day intensive Deep Listening workshop that seeks out possibilities for a post fossil fuel Scotland.

Evening performances will include new work by Áine O’Dwyer, presented in collaboration with Counterflows, and Charismatic Megafauna will be appearing in Scotland for the first time. At CCA, there will be newly-commissioned film work by artists Carl Giffney, Nabb + Teeri and Mirko Nikolić, and the Edge Effects library will host talks and workshops around empathy and activism, Deep Mapping and interspecies communication. Newly commissioned publications by Simon Yuill, Nuno Sacramento and The Centre for Alterity Studies will also be launched. Look out for interventions across the city including sonic mediation at bus stops by Brett Bloom and community crafted shortbread by Sylvia Grace Borda and the Lumsden Community bakers.

Edge Effects marks the conclusion of the five year Frontier in Retreat programme and is presented through a series of eight satellite exhibitions taking place across Europe between July and December 2017 and in Seoul in 2018.

Scottish Sculpture Workshop presents Edge Effects as a part of Intentions in Action – Public Engagement programme at the CCA Glasgow, and in collaboration with Counterflows, Creative Carbon Scotland and Project Cafe.

Edge Effects artists and contributors are: 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 and Simon Yuill.