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Finish Bioart Society @ Hackteria Swiss Curriculum, Zürich

In this second part of the series of talks/presentations aiming to discuss openly the multitudes of bio art | sci | tec and related practices we invited a very interesting guest from Finland, who’ll present their activities with the Finnish Society of Bioart, aswell as present their residency program in Kilpisjärvi in northern Lappland. Additionally, a special guest, Yashas Shetty (IN), Co-Founder of Hackteria, will also be present and give an overview of their activities in Bangalore, India.

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Finish Bioart Society @ Hackteria Swiss Curriculum, Zürich

  1. 1. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi The Finnish Society of Bioart- established May 2008 at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station Belof, Berger, Osva - Midnightsun, 2009, Linz/Kilpisjärvi  Supports and produces interdisciplinary activities around art and natural sciences with a focus on ecology and biology  71 members from diferent disciplines ● is a contact node in international networks of art&science and bioart ● favours critical thinking, expertise and artistic and scientiic integrity  is the motor behind Ars Bioarctica together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
  2. 2. What is Bioart: Bioart is an art practice in which the medium is living matter and the works of art are produced in laboratories and/or artists' studios reworked as laboratory. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Antero Kare – SWAN - 2000
  3. 3. What is Bioart: ● Originally it is deined as art which is utilizing Life science and its technologies as its media of expression. ● It is rather actual then representational ● The process often is in the foreground and object/material based ● Established artistic practices are being Updated and informed by related questions ● Becomes related to environmental art, ecological art, landart, locative media and updated in connection with contemporary information technology and media → new practices Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Victimless leather – TCA - 2001
  4. 4. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi The Finnish Bioart Society - currently 67 members Artists, scientists and practitioners with a diverse background, profession and practice water ecology, ilm, the Baltic Sea, performance, pollution, electronics, climate change, DNA, genetic information, philosophy of life, philosophy of science, human physiology, trees, dreaming, politics of art&science, nature, environmental politics, music, media-art, bioart, photography, archaeology, activism, installations, microbiology, curating, theatre, DIY, water leas, cultural history, forest research, painting, genetics, producing, video Terike Haapoja – Entropie - 2004
  5. 5. Strategic lines of work ● Ars Bioarctica ● Training and education ● Production of art&science related activities ● Promotion of Finnish artists and practitioners ● Local and International networking and collaboration Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Anu Osva - Traveller, 2011
  6. 6. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Tuula Närhinen - The Art of Cooking down the Baltic Sea - 2012 Finnish partners: Helsinki University ● Kilpisjärvi Biological Station ● HENVI ● Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences Aalto University ● Aalto Arts ● Bioilia Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
  7. 7. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Laura Belof – Appendix 2013 International partners: ● Techno Ecologies EU-Culture ● SYNENERGENE EU-FP7 ● HYBRID MATTERS NCF ● HACKTERIA ● PIXELACHE ● DIY- BIO – EUROPE … and similar organisations in Norway, Estonia, Denmark, UK, Germany, Netherlands,Austria, Spain, Portugal, Australia etc.
  8. 8. Why art&science work ? ● Science and technology are amongst the Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi most potent forces transforming our life world Richard Pell Post Natural History Museum 2011
  9. 9. Why art&science work ? ● Science and technology are amongst the most potent forces transforming our life world ● Predominant position of science in picturing the world Terike Haapoja, Laura Gustavson – The Museum of Cattle - 2013 Paul Vanouse – Latent Figure Protocol - 2007 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi
  10. 10. Why art&science work ? ● Science and technology are amongst the Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi most potent forces transforming our life world ● Predominant position of science in picturing the world ● Kinship - both are creative practices exploring our world through common core processes and questions Anu Osva – Cotravellers - 2008 Rüdiger Trojok – Gene Gun - 2012
  11. 11. Why art&science work ? ● Science and technology are amongst the Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi most potent forces transforming our life world ● Predominant position of science in picturing the world ● Kinship - both are creative practices exploring our world through common core processes and questions  Problematic global situations attract multidisciplinary approaches Mari Keski Korsu – Albedologger - 2012
  12. 12. Why art&science work ? ● Science and technology are amongst the Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi most potent forces transforming our life world ● Predominant position of science in picturing the world ● Kinship - both are creative practices exploring our world through common core processes and questions  Problematic global situations attract multidisciplinary approaches ● New aesthetic and material possibilities Lucas Czjzek – Anima - 2013
  13. 13. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Ars Bioarctica – a long term art&science initiative at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station Kilpisjärvi Biological Station 2013
  14. 14. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Ars Bioarctica – a long term art&science initiative at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station ● Residency program profess. practitioners ● Workshops profess. practitioners, students ● Field_Notes art&science ield lab, biennial Arctic Waters workshop 2011
  15. 15. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Kilpisjärvi 69°N Helsinki 60°N Zürich 48°N
  16. 16. Ars Bioarctica Residency Ars Bioarctica Residency Program 2009- ongoing Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi
  17. 17. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds 2011 Field_Notes – Deep Time 2013 Arctic Waters 2011 Saana Fjell Dividal 2013 Field_Notes – HYBRID MATTERS 2015
  18. 18. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Field_Notes From Landscape to Laboratory 2013 Edited by Laura Belof, Erich Berger and Terike Haapoja Bilingual in Finnish and English 17 articles and additional material of Finnish and international contributors. Field_Notes Book Cover
  19. 19. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Yeastogram Workshop 2013 Lucas Czicek Johanna UV exposure Rotko – Yestogram 2014
  20. 20. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Curies Children [glow boys and radons daughters] 2014 Martin Howse and Erich Berger Curies Curies Children - 2014 Children - 2014
  21. 21. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Making_Life - Art & Synthetic Biology research platform 2014 Oron Catts +20 GFP E-COLI 2014 Making_Life 2014
  22. 22. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Bio-Commons summit 2014 Philipp Boeing, Alexander Murer, Stefano Golinelli, Thomas Margoni, Günter Seyfried, Jens Hauser, Pieter Van Böhmen, Rüdiger Trojok, Erich Berger, Markus Schmidt Laura Poplow, Laura Belof, Pia Lindman, Denisa Kera, Brian Degger, Eugenio Battaglia, Haosin Chang, Wisnu Wisdantio and more …. Bio-Bio-Commons summit 2014 Commons summit 2014
  23. 23. Evolving territory Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Agnes Denes’ Tree Mountain – A Living Time Capsule - 11 000 Trees, 11 000 People, 400 years (1992-96)
  24. 24. Nancy Holt - Up and Under by - 1987-98 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Evolving territory
  25. 25. Ilkka Halso - Kitka River – 2004 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Ilkka Halso - Boulder Corridor – 2011 Evolving territory
  26. 26. API - Bramor – 2013 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Laura Belof - Fruitlyfarm – 2006 Evolving territory
  27. 27. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Erich Berger, Martin Howse – as part of Case Pyhäjoki - 2013 Erich Berger – Polsprung - 2012 Evolving territory Erich Berger – Polsprung - 2012
  28. 28. Tarja Trygg - Solargraphy of Saana– 2009 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Tuula Närhinen – Frutti Di Mare – 2008 Evolving territory
  29. 29. Remains of ammunition depot explosion (1916) in Kilpisjärvi in 2013 Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi Junkers 88 – crash site (1942) on Saana 2013 Evolving territory
  30. 30. Erich Berger erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi http://bioartsociety.fi 80+1 team – Kilpisjärvi - 2009 Field_Notes Cultivating Ground team – Kilpisjärvi - 2011 Field_Notes Deep Time team – Kilpisjärvi - 2013 Thank You !

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In this second part of the series of talks/presentations aiming to discuss openly the multitudes of bio art | sci | tec and related practices we invited a very interesting guest from Finland, who’ll present their activities with the Finnish Society of Bioart, aswell as present their residency program in Kilpisjärvi in northern Lappland. Additionally, a special guest, Yashas Shetty (IN), Co-Founder of Hackteria, will also be present and give an overview of their activities in Bangalore, India.

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