Call for professional collaborators: "Field_Notes – Deep Time"
"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"
"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
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 below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
* Journey to the Post-Anthropogenic
- hosted by Oron Catts, takes place in the sub-Arctic nature, in the
lab, and in the study
* Deep Futures in the Making
- hosted by Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, takes place in the
sub-Arctic nature and in the study
* Deep Time of Life and Art
- hosted by Antero Kare, takes place within the sub-Arctic geology of
bedrock, sediments and caves, the lab and the study
* Time and Landscape
- hosted by Leena Valkeapää, takes place in the sub-Arctic landscape,
amongst reindeer and the Sami culture
* Second Order
- hosted by Tere Vaden, takes place amongst the working groups and in
More information at:
http://bioartsociety.fi/deep_time/ or contact