Posted on May 6th, 2013 No comments
Call for professional collaborators
Field_Notes – Deep Time
Field_Notes – Deep Time is a week long art&science field laboratory organized by the Finnish Society of Bioart at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland/Finland. Five working groups, hosted by Oron Catts, Antero Kare, Leena Valkeapaa, Tere Vaden, Elisabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, together with a team of five, will develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches in relation to the Deep Time theme.
Field_Notes – Deep Time is in search of artistic and scientific responses to the dichotomy between human time-perception and comprehension, and the time of biological, environmental, and geological processes in which we are embedded. The local sub-Arctic nature, ecology, and geology, as well as the scientific environment and infrastructure of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station will act as a catalyst for the work carried out.
Dates and places:
15th – 22nd September 2013 field laboratory at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
23rd, 24th of September 2013 conference in Helsinki
We are looking for 25 artists, scientists and practitioners, which are interested to develop, collaborate and work in one of the groups.
Please send your application including CV, group preference and a max A4 letter of motivation and/or direction of possible Field_Notes research/contribution to erich [dot] berger [at] bioartsociety [dot] fi
Application deadline 31st of May 2013
We warmly welcome artists, scientists and practitioners from different fields to apply.
We will pay for the journey from Helsinki to Kilpisjärvi and back, as well as for full board and accommodation at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for the whole working week.
Participants from outside of Finland have to take care about travel to Helsinki and possible necessary accommodation in Helsinki themselves.
Groups, hosts and fields:
During one week the five groups will approach the Deep Time theme from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related field environment, as well as have common activities of lectures, presentations and feedback sessions. Expected results include abstracts, collaborations, data, documentation, future workshops, hard an software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, skills, sounds, projects, videos and more. The languages used are Finnish and English.
The five groups are:
- hosted by Oron Catts, takes place in the sub-Arctic nature, in the lab, and in the study
- hosted by Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, takes place in the sub-Arctic nature and in the study
- hosted by Antero Kare, takes place within the sub-Arctic geology of bedrock, sediments and caves, the lab and the study
- hosted by Leena Valkeapää, takes place in the sub-Arctic landscape, amongst reindeer and the Sami culture
- hosted by Tere Vaden, takes place amongst the working groups and in the study
Posted on April 5th, 2013 No comments
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Case Pyhäjoki – Artistic reflections on nuclear influence – Transdisciplinary expedition, production workshop and events
Location: Pyhäjoki, Finland
Time: 31.7. – 12.8.2013
For whom: artists, activists, scientists, thinkers and doers +
everything in between.
Application deadline: 5.5.2013
Posted on March 6th, 2013 No comments
Ars Bioarctica Residency 2013 – application deadline 6.4.2013
Since 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.
The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna.
The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This includes access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A dedicated contact person in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.
The emphasis of the residency is on the Arctic environment, art&science collaboration and is open for artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams.
Applications have to include:
* a biography and CV of the applicant or group
* a work plan
* the desired residency starting time and duration
Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi have to be covered by the applicant. The Finnish Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process.
The evaluation of the applications emphasizes the quality of the proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and scientific significance, the projects relation to the thematics of Ars Bioarctica and its feasibility to be carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the given time.
Send applications or questions to Erich Berger erich(dot)berger(at)bioartsociety(dot)fi
We accept applications throughout the year but if you want to be included in the summer/fall schedule for 2013, please send your applications until 6.4.2013
Residency website: http://bioartsociety.fi/ars-bioarctica-residency/
Blog by previous residents: http://www.bioartsociety.fi/residency/
The Kilpisjärvi Biological station: http://www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/index.htm
Posted on November 29th, 2012 No comments
We cordially invite to the public presentation of the Arctic Perspective Initiative and the results of our workshop with Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biedermann:
On Monday 3.12 11h at Aalto Media Factory/FABLAB Helsinki/Hämeentie 135
The Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations, founded by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman, whose goal is to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Its aim is to work with, learn from, and empower the North and Arctic Peoples through open source technologies and applied education and training. By creating access to these
technologies while promoting the creation of shared communications and data networks without costly overheads, continued and sustainable development of autonomous culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology and education opportunities for peoples in the North and Arctic regions is enabled.
The API workshop was the final component of ‘The Art of Gathering
Environmental Data’ event-series in collaboration with this year´s
Pixelversity program. The workshop focused on the details of
building a hybrid sensor network for harsh environments.
If you are not able to find the place please call 0504338898 / Erich Berger
Posted on November 8th, 2012 No comments
PRIMA MATERIA – neljä taiteellista tutkimusta ekologiasta
Näyttely esittelee tuloksia taiteen ja tieteen yhteistyöstä. Taitelijat Laura Beloff , Ursula Damm, Mari Keski-Korsu ja Tuula Närhinen työskentelivät vuoden ajan kolmessa Helsingin yliopiston monitieteellisessä tutkimusohjelmassa. He havainnoitsivat Itämeren ravinnepäästöjä, kaupunkien ekosysteemipalveluita ja metsien vaikutusta ilmastonmuutokseen taiteellisen tutkimuksen keinoin.
Näyttelyn avajaiset pidetään Helsingin yliopiston Tiedekulmassa torstaina 22.11.2012 klo. 18-20.00. Tilaisuudessa kokki Antti Nurkka tarjoilee yhdessä kuvataiteilija Tuula Närhisen kanssa kulhollisen Itämeri-keittoa.
Näyttelyyn voi tutustua Helthinki-tilassa 22.11.-13.12.2012 välisenä aikana.
PRIMA MATERIA – four artistic positions on ecology
The exhibition PRIMA MATERIA is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration facilitated by the Finnish Society of Bioart and HENVI/University of Helsinki. Artists Laura Beloff, Ursula Damm, Mari Keski-Korsu and Tuula Närhinen present the results of a year of artistic research alongside the HENVI environmental research groups.
Opening: 22. November 18h – 20h with a scoop of Baltic Sea soup by Chef Antti Nurkka
Location: Tiedekulma – Aleksanterinkatu 7, Helsinki.
Duration 22. November – 13. December
Call for participants: Hybrid Sensor Network workshop led by Arctic Perspective Initiative 30.11.-3.12.Posted on November 5th, 2012 No comments
Call for participants: Hybrid Sensor Network workshop led by Arctic Perspective Initiative 30.11.-3.12.
This hands-on workshop led by Marko Peljhan & Matthew Biederman from Arctic Perspective Initiative (API), is organised by the Finnish Society of Bioart from Friday 30.11.- Monday 3.12 at Aalto Media Factory/FABLAB Helsinki/Finland. There is a free, public presentation about API in Media Factory auditorium on Monday 3.12. at 11.00.
The workshop is the final component of ‘The Art of Gathering Environmental Data’ event-series in collaboration with this year´s Pixelversity programme. The workshop will focus on the details of building a hybrid sensor network for harsh environments.
The Arctic Perspective Initiative will be introduced and serve as a conceptual framework for the weekend course. During the workshop, the participants will construct a simple wireless node for sensing an environmental condition (such as temperature, relative humidity, light levels, etc). The nodes will then be utilized to create a small, local network to collect data. Using open hardware and the free software codebase that API has created, the workshop will conclude with simple geolocalized visualizations using a variety of tools built for this purpose. Tools and frameworks to be discussed will be Arduino, Geopedia, Nunaliit, Remote Sensing and Unmanned Systems, among others, with a particular focus on issues such as ruggedization, calibration, and validation.
To begin, on 30.11, there is a session for participants without electronic experience: ‘Introduction into the electronics of collecting environmental data’. For the rest, Saturday 1.12.- Monday 3.12. follows from 10-18h with Hybrid Sensor Network workshop. There is a 40€ materials fee for the workshop.
Apply with short CV and motivation to erich.berger [-at-] bioartsociety.fi before 20.11.