ECHOES emanate from individual and collective histories of people and their natural or constructed surroundings. Landscapes stand for material and immaterial heritage, for culture as the basis of individual and group identity. ECHOES invites diverse artists and researchers (agents of cultural reflection), along with local populations and audiences, to hear, capture and work with echoes. Artists will use these to develop new works that, once made, become resonating objects or ideas, sending their own echoes to broader audiences beyond regional borders, catalysts for more new echoes.
Art and culture are essential components of society that help to foster curiosity, imagination and mutual respect. The focus on echoes and landscapes invites local and international participants to rethink established social structures regarding human relationships to our surroundings.