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Glasgow Green Tease: Frontiers in Retreat

Glasgow Green Tease: Frontiers in Retreat 1

We’re very pleased to invite you to our next Green Tease run in partnership with the Scottish Sculpture Workshop as part of the Edge Effects programme of artist workshops, talks, film screenings and performances taking place in Glasgow this July.

Edge Effects brings together the processes developed through the Frontiers in Retreat artist residency programme (2013 – 2018) with a wider group of artist’s practices to explore complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

Free to attend. Please register via the CCA website. Refreshments provided.

Join Creative Carbon Scotland, Scottish Sculpture Workshop and partners of the Frontiers in Retreat programme for an afternoon of talks and discussion, facilitated by CCS Director, Ben Twist.

This Green Tease brings together three important voices in the Frontiers in Retreat project to provide insights into the five year project and to generate discussion concerning the role of artistic practices in addressing global climate change.

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).

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.

Presentations will be followed by a short facilitated discussion, and we’ll have tea, biscuits and networking time to allow you to make new connections with the Green Tease arts and sustainability network. This event is open to all and welcomes a broad range of perspectives to contribute to and shape the discussion.

Read more about the full Edge Effects events programme.


Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting accessibility, equality and inclusivity in all of our work. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible. There are two blue-badge parking spaces available on Pitt Street at the junction with Sauchiehall Street, which are in view of CCA. If you require further access support please contact Gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com.


Information on travelling to the CCA by bicycle, bus, train and underground and by car is available on the CCA website.

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme which connects creative practices and environmental sustainability. Find out more and join our mailing list for Green Tease event updates by contacting gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com


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