Ars Bioarctica

Station

The Finnish Bioart Society is the motor behind Ars Bioarctica which is a long term art&science initiative with a focus on the sub Arctic environment. It was started in autumn 2008 together with the Kilpisjärvi Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. Ars Bioarctica fosters concrete joint projects between artists and scientists to develop new kind of scientific and artistic thinking and through this participate and contribute to the discussion on the relation of humankind and nature.

The activities of Ars Bioarctica encompass the Ars Bioarctica residency programme, the Field_Notes field laboratories, specific workshops and educational services for University programs.

Autumn Residency at Kilpisjärvi
It changes very quickly here – overnight the snow can come and then it is Winter. That is what Oula Valkeapää mentioned when I arrived and we had...
Christina Stadlbauer | 4 December 2017
Discussing (changes) with reindeers
The residency was an opportunity for me to finally visit the fantastic place I've missed too many times within Bioart Society activities and it...
Mari Keski-Korsu | 7 November 2017
Beyond IohT, Mossphone in the Artic
Mosses are tiny organisms with slow temporalities of growth which can decipher the secrets of life on Earth. They pioneer the land when glaciers...
Vanessa Lorenzo Toquero | 10 October 2017
Ars Bioarctica field report #1 -...
Ars Bioarctica field report #1 - Soichiro Mihara (JP) Please, join us for an artist talk by Japanese artist Soichiro Mihara in our new series of...
Erich Berger | 10 October 2017
Lichen adventures
If we could listen to lichen, what would it say? As I walk through the tundra beneath Saana, I am struck by the beauty and complexity of the...
Ciaran Frame | 6 October 2017
Open Call - Ars Bioarctica - fully...
Application deadline the 22nd of June 2017 We are glad to announce an open call for up to 3 fully funded Ars Bioarctica residencies during autumn...
Erich Berger | 24 May 2017
Working Notes on Visualizing the Snow...
At last here is an update on our project. We have been getting used to being back in California after a few months in Finland and I have to say,...
KimDavid | 14 February 2017
recoil the "wild"?
This is a repost of the original article at tai-studio.org. On September the 27th, 2016, seven people from different countries and with differet...
till | 27 October 2016
Choreographic research on human...
Our group of seven people arrived at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station on September 27. As a part of the Ars Bioarctica residency program we proposed...
recoil-performance | 7 October 2016
Kilpisjärven residenssi -...
Saavuin juuri Ars Bioarctican residenssistä Kilpisjärveltä, jossa vietin viikon taiteilijakollegoiden kera. Työskentelimme yhdessä...
Elina | 26 September 2016
Field Robotics
As part of the Ars Bioarctica residency program we proposed a team residency consisting of L.A. based artist/maker Ian Ingram, Finnish artist...
theun | 16 July 2016
Hydrological soundscapes
In addition to collecting snow and water samples, I've been collecting sounds of snow, ice and water from Kilpisjärvi. I've assembled some of...
KimDavid | 7 July 2016