Call for participants: “Field_Notes – Deep Time”, 15th – 24th September 2013, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Lapland/Finland

“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

Application process:

The organizers are looking for 25 artists, scientists and practitioners, who are interested to develop, collaborate and work in one of the below mentioned groups.

Application including CV, group preference and a max A4 letter of motivation and/or direction of possible Field_Notes research/contribution are to be sent to erich [dot] berger [at] bioartsociety [dot] fi

Application deadline: 31st of Mai 2013

The organizers welcome artists, scientists and practitioners from different fields to apply. They 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 of their 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 the study

More information at: http://bioartsociety.fi/deep_time/  or contact erich [dot] berger [at] bioartsociety [dot] fi