[spectre] Ars Bioarctica Residency 2014 – Open Call - Kilpisjärvi/Lapland/Finland
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Ars Bioarctica Residency 2014 – Open Call
Since 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS
BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological
Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.
Until now 39 artists, scientists, and practitioners have been developing
work at the Station - including Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biedermann
from the Arctic Perspective Initiative, Oron Catts from Symbiotica or
sound poet AGF.
The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi
Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and
working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna.
The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the residents the same
possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This
includes access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the
library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A
dedicated contact person in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with
the local environment and customs.
The emphasis of the residency is on the Arctic environment, art&science
collaboration and is open for artists, scientists and interdisciplinary
Applications have to include:
* a completed application form available via
* a cv
* a more detailed work plan if necessary
Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi have to be covered by the
applicant as well as the accommodation at the Station. The Finnish
Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process.
The evaluation of the applications emphasizes the quality of the
proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and scientific
significance, the projects relation to the themes of Ars Bioarctica and
its feasibility to be carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
in the given time.
Send applications or questions to Erich Berger
erich.berger at bioartsociety.fi
Residency info website:
Blog by previous residents:
The Kilpisjärvi Biological station:
Toiminnanjohtaja / Director
The Finnish Society of Bioart
More information about the SPECTRE