To go to a remote place provides an opportunity to work outside the frameworks of your everyday life. It forces you to be yourself without the busyness of everyday life. Away, we are more exposed, which can be uncomfortable but also fruitful. Immaterial Frontiers was a workshop and dinner organized as part of the Frontiers artist residency seminar in Utö, a remote island in the Baltic Sea.
Simple tasks which keep our mind and body occupied, make room for the unconscious. Freeing ourselves momentarily from the necessity to communicate verbally gives us a private, peaceful platform to work from. The workshop provided an opportunity to connect with ourselves and nature; gathering herbs, berries, fishing and baking bread in silence and preparing a dinner to share with all the participants. Eating with a consciousness of where the food has come from is not just nutrition for the body but also the spirit.