Encounters Across Art and Science
posted by Erich Berger on 23 October 2017

We would like to cordially invite you to an afternoon of Encounters Across Art and Science


13:30 - 19:30

Tiedekulma / Think Corner Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

Encounters Across Art and Science is the first in a series of investigative events with and for artists, scientists, thinkers, doers and the general public. Through dialogue and discussion we introduce and expand on the curious, inquiring and deeply engaging transdisciplinary practices that are occurring across the arts and sciences.

In our first encounter we present a history of art and science practices, case studies of collaborations and panel discussions which aim to encourage, support and inspire new dialogues and activities across the disciplines. We also invite those present to a light dinner before we commence with the book launch of Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies).

Shaping our experience, perception and understanding of the world, both art and science are nurtured by our creativity. Both can work together on how we translate factual information into actual and emotional experiences to offer new ways to understand new realities.

Encounters Across Art and Science is curated by the Trouble Group and hosted by the Bioartsociety. The Trouble Group is an ad hoc group of artists, educators, cultural workers and researchers in the arts and sciences in Finland. The event is supported by the University of Oulu - Genes and Society Argumenta Project and TAIKE.

Ohjelma on englanninkielinen. The program will be held in English.


13.30 Opening comments and welcoming by Pia Lindman and Seppo Vainio

13.45 Introduction and overview on the history of art&science by Laura Beloff

14.15 Introduction by organisations and initiatives

          with Bioartsociety Erich Berger, Mustarinda Pauliina Leikas, Bios Jussi T. Eronen, Biofilia Marika Hellman, Biocenter Oulu Seppo Veino, The Science Basement and The Biosophical Society Lea Urpa, MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance  Kira O'Reilly

14.45 Break

15.00 Case studies

          art & natural science: with Bartaku (Bart Vandeput) and Janne Halme
          art & social science: with Mari Keski Korsu and Maarit Laihonen

15.45 Round table discussion

          with: Pia Lindman, Antti Tenetz, Seppo Vainio, Margherita Pevere, Merja Penttilä, Jose Cano Arias and moderated by Erich Berger and Ossi Olinaho

16.45 Wrap up by Melissa Grant

17.00 Buffet dinner for those present

18.00 Book launch Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies)
          with Kira O’ Reilly, Mari Keski Korsu, Essi Kausalainen, Melissa Grant and Harriet Curtis

UPDATE: The publication will be available for sale during the launch for the special price of EURO 20 - please bring cash !

Image credit: Mari Keski Korsu, Albedo Dreams, 2012, produced by the Bioartsociety as part of the Art&HENVI project and exhibited in the PRIMA MATERIA exhibiton at the Tiedekulma in 2012