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August, 2017.


www.creativecarbonscotland.com


Artist Carl Giffney gave an overview of his documentary as part of Frontiers in Retreat (FIR). The feature length documentary was filmed in the Netherlands, Scotland, Finland and the Arctic. I really don’t feel them shows the making of a unique pair of Dutch bronze clogs that are forged in Scotland as the Independence referendum was taking place. The shoes were brought on a trip the length of Finland and travelled North to the Saami people, the only indigenous people in Europe, living in Northern Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. Carl then finished by linking the project to social cohesion and his personal experiences of making yourself vulnerable in order to learn.


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July, 2017


CCA Glasgow + Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) presents Frontiers In Retreat: Edge Effects


Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July 2017.


CCA Glasgow and venues across the city.



Full program : www.cca-glasgow.com


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July, 2017


Also in Scotland this month:

https://edinburghartfestival.com/whats-on/detail/frontiers-in-retreat-edge-effects

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Ongoing


Participating artist in Frontiers in Retreat, a multi-disciplinary residency platform in Finland, Scotland, Latvia, Serbia, Iceland, Spain and Lithuania.
(2013-2018)





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2017


In receipt of the Irish Arts Councils Visual Artists Bursary 2017





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In print

Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet - NOV/DEC publication, 2016.



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Residency


2016 residency program at The European Centre for Culture and Debate (KC GRAD), Belgrade, Serbia.


U sklopu rezidencijalnog projekta „Frontiers in Retreat“ u goste nam dolazi Karl Gifni (Carl Giffney) iz Irske. Karl Gifni ce u Srbiji boraviti od polovine oktobra do polovine decembra.



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The ultra-ordinary


The Good Hatchery // Iridescence A // The ultra-ordinary



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September, 2016


Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2016.

I really don't feel them is a 3 day event at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. Its central work is the feature length documentary movie by the same name.

The movie will be screened on the big screen once each evening at a seated viewing starting at 18.00hr.

Free tickets can be booked by contacting Kevin Kavanagh Gallery directly.

I really don't feel them and its related projects were made across five residencies within Frontiers in Retreat.

[link to work here]



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July, 2016


Kilometre of Sculpture (KmS), Biennial exhibition and events, Rakvere, Estonia, 2016.

[link to work here]



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March, 2016


Cinema Premiere.

I really don't feel them (2016) premieres in SAJOS, Arctic Finland.

SAJOS is the Saami Cultural Centre and is the largest event venue in Northern Lapland. It homes the Saami parliament, is the centre for Saami self government and deals with Saami cultural affairs.

The Arctic lands surrounding SAJOS and its cinema feature as the sites of the movies ending.

The movie and its props now go on tour. Our next destination will be in The Scottish Sculpture Workshop where it will be screened inside a converted bronze foundry that also features as a central filming site.

I really don't feel them was shot in The Netherlands, Scotland, and Finland, and made within the five year project Frontiers In Retreat supported by the EU Culture Fund.

More on the movie at frontiersinretreat.org




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Residency


2016 residency programme at Helsinki International Artists Programme (HIAP), Finland.



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Interviews


Artist Interview with Frontiers In Retreat, 2016.


Artist Interview with Frontiers In Retreat, 2014.



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Residency


2015 residency programme at Mustarinda, Finland.



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New blog website


http://frontiersinretreat.tumblr.com



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Residency


2015 residency programme at Helsinki International Artists Programme (HIAP), Finland.



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Older Press

From the studio of....
Online journal which presents the work of contemporary visual artists as seen in their studios.



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Lately

In receipt of the Irish Arts Councils Visual Artists Bursary 2014



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Recent Work


Lucite Fall
Apr 17th - May 17th
Solo exhibition, in Galway Arts Centre, Ireland.

[link to work here]


Sisyphus Americana
Aug 15th - Sept 1st
2 person collaboration, in Hoffman LeChance Gallery, St. Louis, USA.

[link to work here]


PEINT
24th May - 10th June
Solo exhibition at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland.

[link to work here]




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CV


Carl Giffney is a graduate of NCAD and IADT Ireland. He is a founding member, and director, of The Good Hatchery, Offaly. This site archives recent contemporary art projects by Irish artist Carl Giffney.