Christina Stadlbauer to commence her Tokyo residency
posted by Erich Berger on 5 October 2018

Christina Stadlbauer who was selected for the Tokyo Art and Science Research Residency will commence her one month research residency on Sunday Oct 7th. Christina and her project Ceramic Scar Tissue will be hosted by BioClub Tokyo in partnership with the Finnish Institute in Japan.

During the last months Christina has preperared for her residency at the Aalto University Biofilia lab and will continue her experiments in Tokyo with the assistence of practitioners from the BioClub Tokyo and researchers from metaPhorest of Waseda University.

Beside working in the lab, Christina will visit the Yamaguchi Center for Art & Media, Hagi Pottery City and will meet with Kin Tsugi masters to inform her practice.

If you are in Tokyo join her for the presentations at The Finnish Institute in Japan (tba), the metaPhorest / Waseda University on Friday, Oct 12th, 19:00, the welcome reception at the BioClub Tokyo on Tuesday, Oct 16th, 19:00 and the final residency presentation with a farewell party at BioClub, Tues, Nov 6th, 19:00 which is supported by the Austrian Culture Forum.

Christina Stadlbauer is an artist and researcher based in Helsinki. She is interested in the complexity of processes and likes to work with the immediate environment, be it the physical space or immaterial contexts. She creates tangible objects, outdoor public installations, as well as ephemeral interventions and rituals. Her work - exhibitions, workshops and events - has been shown in Europe and around the world. Christina obtained a PhD in chemistry and since 2008, she has been focusing and working at the interstices of arts and sciences, in particular with honeybees and their environments as well as with phenomena from the vegetal world, like plant sensing, communication and ecology. Christina has worked with Kin Tsugi for many years and she is leading a Kin Tsugi practice group in Helsinki.

The Bioart Society is developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences, with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. Since 2010 it runs the Ars Bioartica art & science residency program at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki.

The BioClub Tokyo is a Community Bio Space in Shibuya. It was started in 2015 by Georg Tremmel and Shiho Fukuhara and is supported by Loftwork and co-located with the FabCafe MTRL space. The BioClub organises weekly meetings, a range of entry-level hand-on courses and aims to create a playful, yet critical approach to the emerging biotechnologies and their impact on society.

The Finnish Institute in Japan is one of Finland’s cultural and academic institutes abroad. Serving as a link between Finland and Japan, it enables and develops cooperation between actors in science, culture, research and higher education. The Institute is located in Tokyo and organises programmes and projects with local partners, including several ongoing artist residencies for both Finnish and Japanese artists.