During my residency at Santa Fe Art Institute I will be participating in the Spring 2015 SFAI 140. SFAI presents these evenings as a combination of resident artists and thinkers, alongside a compelling group of local presenters. 1 evening; 20 speakers, 140 seconds each: a marquee event for Santa Fe’s creative community.
In March 2015, I am participating in Santa Fe Art Institute‘s food justice residency cycle. This is SFAI’s inaugural theme for residencies and programing. From July 2014 through June 2015, SFAI is encouraging “creative minds to come together and examine the territory of food justice. Together, we will ask how can we use diverse creative practices to confront inherent social, cultural and economic problems in our food system? Further, how can we bring together insights from creative fields, environmental sciences, sustainable agriculture, critical theory, and food studies to have local, national, and international impact?”
I will be further developing my ArtTechFood research which I had also worked on during curatorial residencies with HIAP, New Media Scotland, and as a Bogliasco Fellow.
Deep Time / Deep Futures is a symposium on artistic responses to the dichotomy between human time-perception and time in biological, environmental, and geological processes, within which we are embedded.
23rd September 16:00h – 19:30h
24th September 09:00h – 16:30h
The Symposium follows “Field_Notes – Deep Time”, a week long art&science field laboratory. It is organized by the Finnish Society of Bioart at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in Lapland. Five working groups were developing, testing and evaluating specific artistic approaches based on the interplay of art&science.
I was invited to be 2014 Alt-w Design Informatics Curator-in-Residence with New Media Scotland. For the residency, my assignment was to work with New Media Scotland to develop a series of GastroLab events for the Edinburgh Science Festival in April 2014.
I have been awarded a residency with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) in Finland for the month of September, 2013.
HIAP is a wonderful international artist residency program with facilities at the Cable Factory in Helsinki City, and on Suomenlinna, an island in the middle of Helsinki harbour. I will primarily be based on Suomenlinna in the fantastic studio facilities there.
In addition to finding the time to continue with my ArtTechFood research, I’ll be working on several projects while I’m there:
Erich Berger from the Finnish Bioart Society, has invited me to work with him as a facilitator on Field_Notes – Deep Time, a week long art & science field laboratory at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland/Finland. Five working groups, hosted by Oron Catts, Antero Kare, Leena Valkeapaa, Tere Vaden, Elisabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse have been selected to develop interdisciplinary research ideas in relation to the Deep Time theme.The field laboratory will take place from 15 – 22 September with a follow up conference in Helsinki on 23 – 24 September.
And thanks to FRAME Visual Art Finland, I’ll also be spending time doing studio visits with Helsinki based artists, and holding topical thematic Salon gatherings in my Suomenlinna studio.
I’m very excited to be heading to Helsinki next week to be one of Pixelache‘s food-info-activism micro-residents for 2013.
From 21-29 May + 3-4 June I’ll be working with Pixelache, meeting with local practitioners, and helping them to conceptualise and plan for Pixelache’s proposed Foodycle events in September, in collaboration with Ruoan Tulevaisuus ry.
Pixelache’s intention is that the residency provides a space for informal knowledge exchange and inspiration, between the resident and the host organisation, and to some extent between the resident & the local scene.
From 20 November to 21 December, 2012, I was awarded a Fellowship to undertake a residency at the Liguria Study Center, administered by the Bogliasco Foundation.
Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco, the Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. The Study Center is one of the few residential institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the humanistic disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts.
I spent my time there working on my ArtTechFood curatorial research, collating research here, and developing several exhibition proposals. Stayed tuned for more information on that!