Venue details: Waterfront Gallery, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, UK
Event date: from: 14-04-2014 to: 23-05-2014
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am -6pm. Artist Talk 29th April 2014 4pm-5pm. Private View 29th April 2014 6pm-8pm
Borderlands: The Edges of Europe is a collection of analogue photographs representing the people and places along the borders of the European Union, developed with the purpose of creating an archive of images narrating life at the edges of Europe.
Since 2011 Paola Leonardi has undertaken extensive walks along the land borders of the European Union. Proceeding slowly on foot and following methodically the boundaries traced on maps, she has built up a distinctive experience of the European frontier that includes unplanned encounters with its inhabitants.
This series focuses on the connection between people and territory and the significance of trans-national and transcultural identities, exploring the relevance of European identity and its relationship with concepts of home and belonging, memory and territory and how these have been shaped by events.