The head coordinator of Frontiers of Solitude, sculptor and curator Dagmar Šubrtová (b. 1973 in Duchcov), lives and works in Kladno, where she is continually confronted with the environment of an industrial landscape.
She graduated from the Sculpture studio Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her relationship to industrial environments was given a new impetus after she moved to Kladno, where she worked until 2010 as a curator of the Mining Museum in Mayrau Vinařice. Besides being an artist, she often acts as a curator (exhibition project of the Macromolecular Institute of the Academy of Science CR in Prague, the Biennial Industrial Vestiges). Her artistic work focuses on the changes in the landscape as a result of industrialisation.
Into the Abyss of the Lignite Clouds
The focus of the expedition and workshops in the landscape around the Most Basin is on current changes in the heavily industrialized landscape, especially with regard to the loss of historical continuity, the transfers of geological layers and social structures, and current discussions about the abolition of territorial limits, as well as the potential for further degradation and exploitation of the landscape by extensive open cast mining.
The Landscape in Focus (Krajina v pozoru)
The topics of the conference reflect the links between economic, biopolitical, cultural, and ethical problems and their influence on regional development in an encounter with issues of international scope. We welcome entries from all scientific fields dealing with environmental topics, as well as those in contemporary art, artistic reflection and curatorial approaches.
Epiphany – Frontiers of Solitude
Dům umění Ústí nad Labem
September – October 2016
An exhibition and symposium created within the framework of the international transdisciplinary project Frontiers of Solitude.
.. there are many, many other worlds, yes, but they are all hidden within this one. And so to neglect this humble, imperfect, and infinitely mysterious world is to recklessly endanger all the others.
Earth in Eclipse-an Essay on the Philosophy of Science and Ethics
Frontiers of Solitude Exhibition in Prague
Opening: February 4th, 2016. The exhibition FoS Phase II will take place in Prague. It will present the outcome of artistic research by project participants from Iceland, Norway and Czech Republic. All artworks have been commissioned and will be created within the framework of the FoS project. The exhibition will take place at Školská 28 Gallery and Galerie Fotograf.