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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.

Womens day walk
Since our condition as women are still terrible I decided to take a walk in the middle of the snowstorm as a metaphor for our lives ;) . The wind...
rr | 8 March 2010
One day visit to Tromso
Raquel Renno Today I spent the day in Tromso (Norway). The trip was amazing, to see how the mountains became bigger and bigger (if compared to the...
rr | 10 March 2010
Carta Marina
Last Saturday I saw a picture of a map of Scandinavia dated from 1539 hanging on the wall of a bar in Kilpisjärvi that I really like. All the...
rr | 12 March 2010
walkabout
Today the day was beautiful and I decide to go out out and do some recording and think about temporal, since thats Im here for. I wont be writing...
rr | 13 March 2010
At the lab
Today after Ive finished my everyday struggle with Final Cut Ive visited the lab where Kimo, a white fish researcher was analyzing some samples to...
rr | 15 March 2010
The river and the ship
Theres a common phrase in occidental cultural that associates the time with a river. A line that goes from the past to the present and then the...
rr | 16 March 2010
Spiral jetty
Today I visited an artist that lives near here, Leena Valkeapaa and her husband Oula. It was an amazing day, one of those days when you think...
rr | 18 March 2010
Time is the wind
After our meeting last week Leena told me that the phrase Time is like a ship that never anchors that Ive seen in a book about the Sami tradition...
rr | 21 March 2010
An attempt to ski
Yes, finally I decided to ski. I know, I should have tried earlier but since I fall a lot in a normal terrain with good shoes, I was a bit worried...
rr | 23 March 2010
A beautiful goodbye
Today is my last day here and Im trying to feel better thinking that Ill come back. As a goodbye from Kilpis to me (yeah, I have some ego issues)...
rr | 24 March 2010
TAIK Art & Science workshop in...
The group has been in Kilpisjarvi since Wednesday evening (19.05). We have visited Skibotn, Mount Saana, and Lake Saana. Students are already...
sca | 22 May 2010
Meeting Water Flea Researchers
25.6.2010/ It was so nice to find Milla, Heather, Laura, Martin and Jörg in the laboratory of Biological Station! Martin had baked an apple...
aosva | 30 June 2010
Contract
Yesterday I’ve killed 5 mosquitoes. So today we – the mosquito society and me – came to a general understanding. If I kill 5 per day, let 5 feed...
helenevo | 10 July 2010
Day 10
The last days were beautiful so Ive decided to walk until the Norwegian border, a couple of kilometers from here. It was -12 but with the sun you...
rr | 14 March 2010
AAS01-D04/271115
Lake is almost frozen. The wind was blowing on the surface, white phantasmagorical shapes dancing on the newly fallen snow. The cracking sounds of...
lena | 28 November 2015
AAS01-D09/021215
It may sound obvious, but there is nothing like the direct experience of things. The rest is just what our imaginary builds. I've never seen such...
lena | 3 December 2015
AAS01-D10/031215
Thinking about representation, imaginaries, perceptual numbness and distortions: 1. Reindeer fence. It is such an aesthetic and life experience at...
lena | 4 December 2015
Atmospheric Artic Soundscape (AAS01)
In recent years, the concept of atmosphere has become more and more present for scholars of different academic disciplines in the humanities and...
lena | 25 November 2015
The Arctic Circle and the Tree Line
There are several different ways that the location of the Arctic is determined. The first is what is known as the Arctic Circle, or the latitude...
apolli | 28 June 2010
Wind and Sun
Dome for camera capturing the aurora at Kilpisjarvi On the bus to Kilpisjarvi, I ran into Leena Valkeapää, a filmmaker and scholar married to a...
apolli | 28 June 2010
Competition and Predation in...
Yesterday I had the pleasure of going on a field outing with researcher Maria Tuomi. We headed to the other side of the Saana mountain to the...
apolli | 30 June 2010
At the Leena Pond
13.7. Kaisu, Oula, Helene, Claudia and Antero looking for arctic char. 13.7. Underwater shooting :-) 4.7.2010 - With a student course at the Leena...
aosva | 30 June 2010
Predation in Kiekula
The workstation I have at the residence allows me to look out onto the entrance road for the Kiekula annex of the Kilpisjärvi station. A few days...
apolli | 3 July 2010
Birth of a Mosquito
Dr. Martin Kainz There is a team of scientists studying the water fleas, aka Daphnia, in the Kilpisjärvi area. Research scientist Dr. Martin Kainz...
apolli | 3 July 2010
arctic dream diary
I never do diaries. It is too personal to begin with this in public, isn't it? But as an artist in residence generally there shouldn' t be this...
claudiar | 9 July 2010
Arctic Dream...
Dream of the night to July 10th 7 hours of sleep, interrupted First dream: I was dreaming that I was witnessing the newest trend in...
claudiar | 10 July 2010
Piling up
Up the 700something steps to Saana: Why do people pile up these heaps of stones when they come closer to the top of a mountain? Not only it is...
helenevo | 12 July 2010
Arctic Dream Diary cont...
Dream of the Night to July 12. Appr. 3 hours of sleep, outside I was dreaming to be a tourist in an old European place, northern, in a way, that...
claudiar | 12 July 2010
Shooting in the Subarctic Mountains
During the last six days Sini Haapalinna and I have been working at the mountain ponds, rivers, springs and rocky slopes. 9.7. 9.7.
aosva | 14 July 2010
Arctic Dream...
Night to July 24, 6 hours of sleep, continuous I was dreaming that I was dead. How did I know? - I was asking myself in the dream. "I must have...
claudiar | 24 July 2010
sound and biodiversity
Kilpisjarvi, Residency Bioart Society, May 31st to June 6th 2011 Chorus: I am here to write music in remote locations, listen to the nature,...
AGF | 5 June 2011
Introducing SOLARIS
Since this is the first post of the SOLARIS project, I'll try to explain the basics. Who are we? We are Emilio Zamudio Murillo & Berenice...
emilio | 13 June 2011
A botanical stop
My father is a botanist, and he has spent several years of his life studying, among other things, the genus pinguicula in Mexico. In fact, he has...
emilio | 18 June 2011
Expectation
We are all dressed-up and ready to hike. We are receiving the summer solstice at mount Saana, with our solar panel and our batteries ready to...
emilio | 20 June 2011
Saana and Malla
When we came for thesecond time to the station,we found a guide about the Saana mountain:The Saana Nature Path.The better is,in that guide we...
berenice | 23 June 2011
Wrapping it up
Since we let too much time pass since our last post and our residency has long been over, we have decided to make this our las post here. You can...
emilio | 22 July 2011
amorphous infinites
Arrived at Kiekula, our beautiful temporary home. We woke up at 5 am and walked to the shore to film with my 16mm Bolex. This is a digital still...
rebeca | 25 August 2011
First steps...
Hello! My name is Rosanne van Klaveren and I have just arrived in the residency. This afternoon I have been scrolling around in the 'backyard' to...
rosanne | 8 September 2011
How to catch a lemming
During a field trip that was part of the Field_Notes workshop, I catched a lemming! There are many of these small rodents this year, it is almost...
rosanne | 28 September 2011
Homework
The very inspirational and also exhausting Field_Notes workshop is almost completely digested by now... This week I have visited the local school,...
rosanne | 7 October 2011
Magic lights!
Meet by Northern lights on my way to Kilpisjärvi. The spectacular magic dance on the sky lasted for several hours. I shoot 4 timelapse sequenses...
paul | 28 February 2012
Predicting Northern lights
This service was quite good in predicting northern lights: http://www.storm.no/nordlys/ Its a Norwegian site that obtains its information from the...
paul | 28 February 2012
Other Kilpisjärvi-related Photos
On my photo-blog, you can find other photos related to Kilpisjärvi (and various other places).
till | 8 September 2012
The LAB is up
Tuesday, November 20, afternoon The lab is up and running! We expected a lot more tools to be available, but with a bit of help from Leena and the...
API_TEAM | 24 November 2012
The Bramor UAS arrives with the East...
On Wednesday we are joined by the East Lapland Vocational College crew, which is operating the C-ASTRAL BRAMOR unmanned aerial system. The history...
API_TEAM | 1 December 2012
some themes
The landscape seems to be moving constantly, slowly, slowly . Yet it is still and silent. For it is I that am moving and the mountains , they...
Riika | 14 May 2013
The snow
I came to these parts first in March, taking part in a workshop that combined the biology of snow with the arctic experience. Everything was shiny...
Riika | 18 May 2013
Sampling
I came to Kilpisjärvi with the intention to collect sounds - to record and analyze them, much as a biologist would sample the nature she or he...
thomas | 25 July 2013
Audible land art @ Saana
As a wrap-up of my residency and as a tribute to the wonderful nature of the Kilpisjärvi region i will present four sound interventions at...
thomas | 26 July 2013
Interacting with the Kilpisjärvi...
As written earlier, when hiking in the region behind the Saana fjell i discovered a variety of very special places, where i collected sonic and...
thomas | 26 July 2013
Project documentation
I have now gotten around to do some more dissemination related to my residency. First, i have compiled some information about the primary result...
thomas | 12 August 2013
on the search for natural random...
the search for chance in nature is one aspect of our residency in kilpisjaervi. the event of chance is pretty much needed by the means of todays...
maex | 13 December 2013
on the search for natural random...
we build a radiation detector by the recipe from case pyhaejoki http://casepyhajoki.info/en/case-pyhajoen-sateilymittarin-rakennusopas-saatavilla/...
maex | 13 December 2013
data_opera prototyping a dust_data...
Arrived at the station: So we finally arrived at the Biological Station on Tuesday afternoon, tired but happy. It turned out that against latest...
lupo | 15 December 2013
data_opera prototyping a dust_data...
Day No 5 24/11/2013 The walk for a new hairdryer and some other needy stuff to solve the problem with transoprt of air into the box situated in...
lupo | 15 December 2013
data_opera prototyping a dust_data...
Day No 11/12 30.11/01/12 2013 First reflections: In Helsinki I will set up the sensors with Arduino only to log some data with the same filters...
lupo | 15 December 2013
Personal Side-Projects @ Kilpisjärvi
Besides working on data_opera and the search for natural random-sources I spent some hours, mainly at night time on my amateurish approach to...
lupo | 26 December 2013
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
The drive up from Kittilä was already an experience, with the one-hour break at Muonio, feeling the landscape changing and turning more and more...
annette | 2 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
After a windy morning the afternoon was bright and only partly cloudy. Leena Valkeapää, an artist who lives not so far from here came to town and...
annette | 5 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi –...
Monday was a working day - and with a beautiful sunshine most of the day! Today I made the "real" version of what I now, preliminary, call A Day...
annette | 7 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi –...
Great to be back after almost two months - everything is the same and everything has changed! Most of the snow is gone, but a lot of it still...
annette | 4 June 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
Light and air everywhere - only towards evening some clouds have appeared. I would never have imagined that I would be waiting for clouds here, to...
annette | 5 June 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
Rewriting an academic text on interaction as a pre-requisite for our contemporary understanding of "liveness"(and what that means for our...
annette | 6 June 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
Today at noon I finished my Whitsuntide with Malla, or Little Malla, as I realized today. The real Malla is actually behind the mountain I have...
annette | 8 June 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
Two days of mist and rain. Yesterday I walked on the slope of Saana toward Saanajärvi, but turned around half way, scared of the fog, or perhaps...
annette | 10 June 2014
Dialog out of...
JR: I’ve spent the last two weeks here at the Kiekula residence on my first visit to the Arctic. I’ve never experienced 24 hour days, and it’s...
ef | 6 July 2014
Song For Birds
Song for Birds 1 Here at incredible Kiekula residence, enjoying many things including the House Martins whom we share the outside porch with....
mark | 12 August 2014
The body in time and space
Here in Kilpisjarvi, the fast life doesn't exist. A week ago I was back in Scotland, rushing through essays, articles and chores, and never...
babs | 15 August 2014
Sunhttp://bioartsociety.fi/ml_stage...
A few days ago the rain became less frequent, since then a few times the clouds have parted and the sun has shone through, as if the lights were...
sarah | 11 September 2014
Basic Elements of Life.
I was the first time in Kilpisjärven residence and I would like to mention that the biological station provides the perfect setting for ideation...
jan | 18 December 2014
Catch Your Breath
Over January and February 2015, Charli Clark has been carrying out field research in the sub-arctic lakes of Finland, Kilpisjärvi being one of...
cc | 9 February 2015
air to air ... current data_opera...
still sensing dust and since some months other air related data for sonification via analog modular synthesizers, using arduino for translation of...
lupo | 27 March 2015
Snöspace
Enter the Landscape and the landscape enters the body. Feet in felt boots, we walk softly in the snow. With the sensitivity of animal paws,...
julia | 5 April 2015
LIIKUVUUTTA; MOVEMENT
LUONNOSSA = IN THE WILD LIIKUVUUTTA = MOVEMENT IMPORTANCE OF MOVEMENT IMPORTANCE OF MOBILITY MOBILITY & LIVE-ABILITY LIVE-ABILITY, LIFE,...
Mary | 2 July 2015
The Scenery is Distracting!
In some ways I was lucky that much of last week was rainy, because I had tons to do. Despite the rain however, we still wanted to explore. Somehow...
byron | 12 July 2015
First week
The first week out of my two weeks here has almost passed and I'm starting to regret I didn't apply for a longer period. I've spent most of my...
paula | 23 July 2015
Collections
Two days ago I photographed almost the entire herbarium collection that is kept at the biological station. Some of the plants are over 50 years...
paula | 29 July 2015
TRINGA - short film
TRINGA is a kaleidoscopic audio/visual experiment taking inspiration from a field recording of the constant repetitive alarm call of the Common...
tom | 6 August 2015
AAS01-D01/241115
I listened to Circles and Landscapes by Jürg Frey. Couldn’t be more perfect. watch?v=0YdX66ho4A8 I ventured as far as the Lake. Having a hard time...
lena | 26 November 2015
AAS01-D02/251115
Today found my way to the Saana. I did not go to far but tomorrow, I will go out sooner. I also found myself with the immediate urge to measure....
lena | 26 November 2015
AAS01-D06/291115
Kia took me to a gym today. It is interesting to think about the small things that start to make you feel at home. It is also interesting to think...
lena | 3 December 2015
Ars Bioarctica Residency Blog, Week...
It’s been one week since arriving in Kilpisjärvi for the Ars Bioarctica residency. Given the occasion, it’s a good time to recount my initial...
Emilyanddevon | 22 January 2016
Icecubism Kilpisjärvi 19-29.2.2106
IceCubism in Kilpisjärvi 19-29.2.2016 The whiteness surrounded us after the landing from last planet. Tired eyes burned out while trying to see...
PetraVilliam | 8 March 2016
#0
Kilpisjärvi, 27th of March 2016, 7:00 pm _Where do lost hours go? . _Freshly arrived to Kilpisjärvi Biological Station after 21 hours trip from...
vincent | 27 March 2016
Scale
The present scale of movement extends literally from microscopic to telescopic, from cellular to cosmologic. Climbing the fell Saana today...
simo | 29 March 2016
#2
Kipisjärvi, 29th of March 2016 (NOTES - DRAFT) _Hypothesizing on the possibility that Western theatre has been operating from indexical temporal...
vincent | 29 March 2016
#3
Kilpisjärvi, 30th of March 2016 _Reading The materiality of duration; Between ice time and water time by Natalie S. Loveless in Performance...
vincent | 30 March 2016
#6
Click and open Kilpisjärvi, 1st of April 2016 _At 3:45 pm the seconds clock hand in the hut got stuck
vincent | 1 April 2016
test3: stms
test3: snowball throwing movement statistics
simo | 2 April 2016
#8
kilpisjärvi, 2nd of April 2016 _On the hike in the morning to the Saana lake. From the path over the site, the lake looked like a volcano crater...
vincent | 2 April 2016
first
there are 2 personal statements i have to make as a starting point of this blog: -i never have been so far up north before, never experienced 24h...
rupert | 9 June 2016
second
today everything unclear, undecided. in the last days and today i found three to four places that would inspire me. i measured those places,...
rupert | 10 June 2016
Paired Macro/Micro Painting Update
David last posted about the analysis he did on the snow samples he collected when we were here in March. I made 4 simple paintings to pair with...
KimDavid | 14 June 2016
Transmissions from K
IRIS and the antenna field I am sitting here on our last day watching the lake and the ever changing sky through the best TV screen ever, the...
jean-philippe | 4 July 2016
Kilpisjarvi soundmap
Here is the Kilpisjarvi soundmap, hosted by the wonderful radio aporee and open to posts of field recordings of the area to see how it changes...
jean-philippe | 4 July 2016
Cyanotype_ UV-light tracking #1
#2 Sir John Herschel, known for his achievements in astronomy and chemistry, discovered the chemical reaction of the cyanotype in 1842 (1)....
carolin | 1 July 2016
Cyanotype_ UV-light tracking #2
#6 Using the station’s UV Spectrophotometer, UV-120-02, Shimadzu I regard the absorbance spectrum of the cyanotype dye. I compare the absorbance...
carolin | 2 July 2016
*a thought start with a stone *here...
#8 Remembering the shapes of the replaced stones and returning the last ones.
carolin | 3 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
Kilpisjärven residenssi -...
Saavuin juuri Ars Bioarctican residenssistä Kilpisjärveltä, jossa vietin viikon taiteilijakollegoiden kera. Työskentelimme yhdessä...
Elina | 26 September 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
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
First days at Kilpisjärvi
After a couple of sunny days were having snowstorm in Kilpisjärvi. Ill leave you with some "before/after" pictures so you can have an idea of how...
rr | 8 March 2010
Visiting a kota
Today the sun went out today. Since Ill be doing some exciting activities in the next couple of days I just decided to get prepared and do some...
rr | 9 March 2010
Through the looking glass
In the last days Ive been organizing some ideas after all the visits and wondering around. Its really amazing how this place changes so fast, many...
rr | 20 March 2010
Last days in Kilpis
In the last days I was trying to overcome a terrible sadness that Ive got since the day of departure is arriving. Ill try to register the things I...
rr | 23 March 2010
Getting First Generation Water Fleas
28.6.2010 Claudberries are blooming at the water flea pond. Picking out unwanted animals. On the way home we saw him or her building a nest. First...
aosva | 30 June 2010
With Water Fleas
I decided to make my blog diary even more simple. I just add one or two images per day. The first image here is green water you feed water fleas...
aosva | 14 July 2010
Miscellaneous Flashes
15.7. Trinket by a water butterfly. 13.7. Helene Oldenburg and Claudia Reiche during their reception at the station's lecture room. They...
aosva | 15 July 2010
Romantically in the lab
4.7. 8.7. 16.7. 16.7.
aosva | 16 July 2010
Arctic Dream Diary cont......
New Interpretaion of the latest dream: The 'drunkard' I was dreaming of has had an existence in an observation some days ago. I was witnessing...
claudiar | 20 July 2010
Cultural probes
I am working on my cultural probes these days... creative questionnaires for a workshop that I am hoping to give for Saami. This is all part of my...
rosanne | 14 September 2011
Workshop given!
Today I gave my first FOOD RELATED workshop..... in Small Projects in Tromso. It was nice. Just a few people showed up, but we have enjoyed...
rosanne | 25 September 2011
Northern Lights
paul | 28 February 2012
Tunturi
Went out the Kiekula building and took a photo of this hill over in Sweden (still) Finland.
till | 2 September 2012
Microcosm
I counted 17 plant species and three funghi on this about 2m x 1.5m x 0.5m pieni tunturi near Kiekula on the hiking path up to Saana. [gallery...
till | 2 September 2012
Microworlds – Biodiversity
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till | 7 September 2012
Phytoplankton
I participated the autumn excursion of the Finnish Phytoplankton Society during my residency in Kilpisjärvi (2.-8.9.2012). We were 7 phytoplankton...
aosva | 23 September 2012
Arrivals
This residency has had a long history, first with the Ars Bioarctica competition and later with the grants that were secured to bring the people...
API_TEAM | 24 November 2012
Guess what - guovsahasat!
Tuesday afternoon, at around 4pm we had some action. First on the roof, and it turned out that the faint veil in the sky which first looked like...
API_TEAM | 24 November 2012
Bramor UAS operations over...
The crew arrived with their decked out van, complete with antennae and a nice workdesk for the ground control operator and computers. The Bramor...
API_TEAM | 2 December 2012
High Frequency Scanning
We used the flagpole in front of the Kiekula to mount 2 wire antennas. They are 20m and 40m end fed dipoles that need no ground (and we are just...
API_TEAM | 2 December 2012
Markus Decker + Michael Schweiger @...
Special problems of information-theory / special problems of information-society The project does focus on questions on the one side related to...
lupo | 6 December 2013
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi –...
The weather really changes quickly. This morning there was a constant snowfall and it looked like it would never end. I imagined us sitting here...
annette | 3 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
The world looks different from above, even Malla Fell has another charm seen from the lake or seen from the slope of Saana Fell. Two young women...
annette | 6 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi –...
Today I spent most of my time indoors at the computer, and also reading a book that I thought would fit into the environment, but which is rather...
annette | 8 April 2014
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi –...
This is my last day and last night in Kilpisjärvi – for now. I already know I want to come back and see what this landscape looks like without...
annette | 9 April 2014
Performing Ladscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
The heat wave is over; a cold wind blows from northeast bringing a chilly mist from the Arctic Sea, perhaps even rain later tonight. It is hard to...
annette | 7 June 2014
Rainbow and reindeer
The environment here is an amazing contrast from the city, namely Helsinki, where I’m otherwise living. There can be dramatic changes in the...
sarah | 6 September 2014
Tundra and tools
Yesterday I was out in the tundra, tunturi, and marvelling at the rolling landscape and misty backdrop of fells beyond, it seemed almost barren,...
sarah | 11 September 2014
Back from a Hike near Kilpisjarvi !
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ben | 8 October 2014
A Polar Night Study
My residency with Ars Bioarctica runs from November 23rd until December 21st (winter soltice) 2014 My project 'A Polar Night Study' has been...
shannon | 20 December 2014
Mostly Pictures = More Fun
We've been back in Germany for almost a week now, but the internet in both our studio and flat has been terribly unreliable. As such, I haven't...
byron | 21 July 2015
4 Ice Pieces, March - June 2015:...
All sounds recorded with piezo disks and/or hydrophone. Streaming 6 minute link:
richard | 25 July 2015
Quiet words
sarahroberts | 30 November 2014
Recording and Exploring
Exploratory creative fieldwork in Artic Lapland, beginning with the mediums of ‘extended-technique’ sound recording and macro and micro visual...
tom | 31 July 2015
Postcards from Norway
I got to see very variable landscapes on my two-day camping trip to Norway. Like any other pretty place, the coastal Norway can be difficult to...
paula | 9 August 2015
AAS01-D03/261115
I was able to stay out much longer. The wind is definitely fierce, it made me run down the mountain. Silly city girl. I found a new instrument,...
lena | 27 November 2015
AAS01-D07/301115
Reindeer separation today. A very profound and yet a simple event at the same time. This experience among others in this residence, makes me think...
lena | 3 December 2015
AAS01-D08/011215
Northern lights. Finally. [gallery]
lena | 3 December 2015
AAS01-D13-15/07-091215
This entry is a gallery of the amazing photos of fellow researcher and friendEdvardDavraSarroca. [gallery]
lena | 9 December 2015
Hanna #1
The first day here in this residency was also the national Sami day (6.2.) and we travelled to Hatteng (Hattu) in Norway with my local friends to...
hanna | 11 February 2016
Gathering Winter Water
Kim Reasor and David Lipson here. We have split our residency into two visits, one in winter, one which will occur in late spring. We spent last...
KimDavid | 14 March 2016
Whiteness
My first day here to research for my PhD artistic research about the topic how to visualise timelessness through the colour white - by using...
Monica | 15 March 2016
On the way to Saana
2nd day at the residency... on the way to Saana .
Monica | 16 March 2016
My last evening!
out of my window.... - this place ist just happiness to me.
Monica | 19 March 2016
test1
. test1: poles
simo | 28 March 2016
#1
Kilpisjärvi, 28th March 2016 (Easter Monday) _Exploring the ghostly Biological Station, deserted on this day of the 1983rd celebration of the...
vincent | 28 March 2016
#4
Kipisjärvi, 31st of March 2016, 2:10 am _Yes Simo, they did bring them . . . .
vincent | 31 March 2016
#5
Kilpisjärvi, 31st of March 2016 _Place the capsule in a cool, dry location, where it will not be exposed to great fluctuations in temperature....
vincent | 31 March 2016
#7
Kilpisjärvi, 1st of April 2016 _The night has been cold, colder than the previous ones. In the early morning it is -15C and I have a walk on the...
vincent | 1 April 2016
#9
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vincent | 3 April 2016
Frosty chase
This morning the transforming luster shaped by the edges of shadow and light turned the lake Kilpisjärvi into moving thresholds. I took the poles...
simo | 3 April 2016
#11
Kilpisjärvi, 4th of April 2016 _Skene ready to be installed tomorrow morning on the stage on the slope of Saana Fell. Wind forecast promising....
vincent | 4 April 2016
#14
Kilpisjärvi, 5th of April 2016 _The Skene Expedition (Part I - Saana Fell) (click on GIF to enlarge)
vincent | 5 April 2016
#15
Kilpisjärvi, 7th of April 2016 _The Skene Expedition (Part II - Kilpis Lake) (click on GIF to enlarge)
vincent | 7 April 2016
reflections
The residency-period is coming to an end. The movements of the embodied zooming and distancing are leaving substantial traces for the on-going...
simo | 8 April 2016
#16
Kilpisjärvi, 8th of April 2016 _One of these mornings, after a cold night, the birches seem to wear little bud-mirrors at the edge of their...
vincent | 8 April 2016
Getting to know the snow
In March, around the time that snow packs were deepest, I studied snow along an elevation gradient from the lake, through the birch forest, and up...
KimDavid | 29 May 2016
third
the main tones of my kilpisjärvi piano piece will be c#, d and b. i want to thank the austrian ministry for european and international affairs...
rupert | 12 June 2016
forth
my kilpisjärvi piano piece an open structure in three connected parts construction, parameters and all other necessary information result ofthree...
rupert | 14 June 2016
Early Summer Update; Project Overview...
We have been back for the past week for the second part of our project. What a difference in the landscape; from blue, white, and black to all the...
KimDavid | 14 June 2016
(arrival)
#1 open office landscape The initial intention which brought be up north,...
carolin | 25 June 2016
(x) a reindeer fence
#4 While walking on the trail to the tree country cairn, I stumbled upon a fence marking the boarder between Norway and Finland. I did not make it...
carolin | 2 July 2016
*, a thought starts with a stone....
#5 While making daily light notations and cyanotype-walks outside, the conditions of the residency, the landscape (x) and the station( )x, sneak...
carolin | 2 July 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
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
Arctic Journey......
Arctic journey in the cross-section of art and natural science/TaiK & Bioart Society workshop5.-12.9.2009 Kilpisjärvi, Finland Intensive course...
admin | 30 September 2009
Hooded Crow
This morning, around 5 am, - we were alone in the house - somebody knocked on the door. We went downstairs to see if it was an emergency or what....
helenevo | 19 July 2010
Mosqito's error
Sitting on a stone I found a tiny green caterpillar climbing my left boot. For better inspection I took it on my fingertip. It was quite agile and...
helenevo | 24 July 2010
Awaiting the arrival of Aurora...
I spent in Kilpisjärvi the first week of January, during which the sun never climbed over the horizon. During the periods of light I scouted the...
aosva | 10 February 2011
A trip to the triple border
Yesterday we went to the triple border, and itwas amazing to see the lake when it is brave and you can feel this energy too. Then, when were...
berenice | 17 June 2011
Wireless
To enjoy the freedom of being wireless has an extra meaning when you're out on the tundra.
rosanne | 11 September 2011
Arctic Perspective Initiative @ ARS...
The Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations, founded by Marko and Matthew...
API_TEAM | 24 November 2012
Performing Landscape in Kilpisjärvi -...
This is what the world mostly looked like today, although to human eyes it looked much whiter, brighter, despite the clouds and the snowfall. ...
annette | 4 April 2014
LUONNOSSA+MAGGIC
MOVEMENTS (tracked by STRAVA) SENTIMENTS far far away from Los Angeles there the big city swallows me whole but here in Kilpisjarvi, luonnossa...
Mary | 28 June 2015
Week 1: First Impressions
1. Leipzig-->Berlin-->Oslo-->Tromso-->Kilpisjarvi At 07:30 we set out from Leipzig, and by 18:00 we were in Tromso. Not knowing what...
byron | 10 July 2015
The Light is so amazing here
I 'll try to play with the light and over exposures to create an empty space....
Monica | 17 March 2016
Saana
Monica | 19 March 2016
A guest
A guest is an artistic research project, which consists of the series of photography documentations from habitual walks in diverse environments....
simo | 27 March 2016
Host
Tonight great discussions with Leena. Reindeers, wind, snow, seasons, movement. Tea and salmiakki-ice-cream.
simo | 1 April 2016
#10
Kilpisjärvi, 3rd of April 2016 _Paras (1419 m)
vincent | 3 April 2016
#12
Kilpisjärvi, 5th of April, 8:30 am _Fog. Skene Expedition deferred until clearance.
vincent | 5 April 2016
#13
Kilpisjärvi, 5th of April, 12:30 _Unfogging. The Skene Expedition can leave the basecamp.
vincent | 5 April 2016
( )x DIY-Spectrometer
#3 notes: a spectrum is not a real condition. It is a behaviour forced upon. 30.06.16 It feels like it is missing its point. 02.07.16...
carolin | 1 July 2016
cyano-coloured lake
#7 Today I found myself struggling with a quick construction to capture the reflecting light on the surface of the lake. Under windy and wavy...
carolin | 2 July 2016
Arctic Dream Diary cont..
claudiar | 11 July 2010
Arctic Dream Diary cont....
claudiar | 15 July 2010
Early in the Morning
17.7. Today back to Helsinki.
aosva | 17 July 2010
Arctic Dream Diary cont.....
Night to the 17th of July, 8 hours of sleep, interrupted I was dreaming being in the state of temporary homelessness. I was in an appartment...
claudiar | 17 July 2010
Parting...
No coment!
helenevo | 31 July 2010
Catching up
Today is July 3. Our time in the residency has ended days ago and I am writing this post from a flooded, chaotic Mexico City.Since we had a busy...
emilio | 3 July 2011
Workshop initiated!
rosanne | 21 September 2011
Rudolf
Today I tried to catch a reindeer, but all I got was his nose....
rosanne | 8 October 2011
I wish...
I'm back home now, although in my mind I'm still in Kilpis.... not only to look back at all work initiated, partly completed and partly...
rosanne | 19 October 2011
In terms of...
There was a small incident in Kilpsijärvi that was widely published in the national Norwegian Medias. Link:...
paul | 13 March 2012
Arrived
I guess it is now my turn to report on all things art and environment in Kilpisjärvi: My name is Till Bovermann and I am now on a short residency...
till | 2 September 2012
Mushroom Microworld
till | 8 September 2012
Who needs planning?
The goal was to photograph the starry sky, milky way and, if possible, some Northern lights. In our mind: nice starscapes over Malla and cool...
cano | 16 January 2013
Siilasjärvi
Riika | 19 May 2013
October light.
During my stay here I have been gathering visual information relating to the changing light quality and shortening daylight hours. I have also...
lucy | 1 November 2013
Contibution to Reindeer Art in...
We - my husband and son and I, are enjoying the stay in Kilpisjärvi. We are walking in the mornings and playing with our son Hugo. When he is...
maria | 10 October 2014
AAS01-D12/051215
We crossed the lake today to the other side (Sweden) from the station. Iv'e attempting to surpass my superficially establishedconceptions of the...
lena | 5 December 2015
AAS01-D12/061215
Reindeer fence. One of the things I was searching for to experience in terms of the ectasisof the environment, was letting go of the self. This...
lena | 8 December 2015
AAS01-D16-18/10-121215
Last entry in the biological station. One can only really surrender to the ecstasisof the natural when the only mediation are the clothes one is...
lena | 12 December 2015
Windsock
The incessant interplay of the shady and luminous movements magnetizes me. The source of this play is the wind. The shapes of the wind are...
simo | 30 March 2016
test2
test2: snowsmosis
simo | 31 March 2016
fifth
on the 15th of June at around 5 in the morning i took my portable keyboards and played 3 short concerts at the locations b,c# and d. i played main...
rupert | 22 June 2016
AAS01-D05/281115
Back at the lake. Walked about 10k to the village and back. Made new friends. Learned a bit about shades of white, gray and ice. [gallery]
lena | 28 November 2015
AAS01-D11/041215
First reading today. One hour. [gallery]
lena | 5 December 2015
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station is situated in the mountain birch forest zone near the 70th parallel of northern latitude (69°03′N; 20°50′E) in the northwesterenmost part of Finland. Station belongs to University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Biosciences
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Since 2010 the Bioartsociety is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland. The residency has an emphasis on the sub-Arctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is is open for artists, scientists and art&science research teams.
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