Since last week, Finnish Bioart Society and Biological Station in Kilpisjarvi are hosting Leah Beeferman, visual artist from New York City, at Ars Bioarctica Residency.
During her stay in Lapland, Leah will continue her artistic research and work on 'Non-Measurable Objects' a large, ongoing project based on the Finnish landscape, which she began in 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar in Finland. The work - abstract photographic digital prints, videos and texts - considers what it means to 'measure' one's experience of a landscape using photography, abstract image-making and scientific and experiential research. The conceptual framework grows out of her interest in quantum physics and her attempts to understand what this strange science of the micro-world teaches us about the natural world - and what 'observing' it really means. Leah came to ArsBioarctica already in early 2017 - during her Fulbright Scholar Grant period in Finland, when she began this project.
Coming soon: a blog post written by Leah with more details about the project and her time in Lapland.
To see Leah's work, please check her website: www.leahbeeferman.com
Leah Beeferman (b. 1982) is an artist from New York City, currently based in Helsinki. She has had solo exhibitions at Rawson Projects, NY and Sorbus, Helsinki. Her digital prints and videos combine her photographic documentation of northern landscapes with digital drawing and are informed by experiential and scientific information. This work considers relationships among nature, abstraction, perception, contemporary physics and the digital with a curiosity about what is 'real' and what is observed.
Note: first photo: 'White Balance', 100x200cm, digital print on fabric, 2017; other photos used in this post are not the final work but will be part of it.