Monthly Archives: September 2013

Field_Notes – Deep Time

In September 2013, Deep Time / Deep Futures in Helsinki in September, during the course of my HIAP residency, supported by FRAME.

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

VILHO, Kuvataideakatemian seminaaritila, Sörnäisten Rantatie 27 C, Helsinki/Finland


The archive for the live stream from the conference is available on the Finnish Society of Bioart’s Bambuser broadcast pages.

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.

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In May 2013, I was invited to be one of Pixelache’s food-info-activism micro-residents. During my time in Helsinki, I spent time with several members of Pixelache, Ruoan Tulevaisuus, and Pixelache’s earlier food-info-activism resident, Seungho Lee, developing ideas for the Foodycle event. In September 2013, I was granted a HIAP residency to return to Helsinki. The timing was planned so that I could continue my Art/Tech/Food research, while in residency at HIAP’s incredible Suomenlinna facility, and the timing was in part planned to coincide with Foodycle on 12-13 September.

Day One of the event will take place at Viikki, outdoors on the Library square, University of Helsinki Viikki campus (Viikinkaari 11) – MAP

It will include a farmers market and some really fantastic practical workshops. (I’m certainly attending Lorenzo Ciatti’s sausage making workshop, and ordering veggies from Herttoniemi Co-op).

Day two of the event, will tale place at: Happi (Sörnäisten rantatie 31) & Pixelache (Kaasutehtaankatu 1/21) – MAP

I will present on my research at the intersection of Art/Tech/Food. In the talk, I will map historical and contemporary trade routes of food and how they affect our cultural landscape and well being, by presenting the work of a range of artists addressing these issues. I’ll also be moderating a panel on Food Culture.

Check my aggregator page for links to a broad cross section of artist projects, reading lists, and exhibitions.

My presentation will be online shortly.

Panels were streamed and archived live on Pixelache’s Bambuser pages:

Foodycle Panel 1: MEAT (Seungho Lee, Anne-Maria Pajari, Anna Alm / Moderator: Atte Penttilä)

Foodycle Panel 2: WASTE (Arto Sivonen, Miina Porkka / Moderator: Andrew Paterson)

Foodycle Panel 3: CULTURE (Johanna Mäkelä, Aleksi Neuvonen, Saly Wade, Porridge & Potatoes, Moderator: Amanda McDonald Crowley)

Foodycle Lightning talks.


On the previous Sunday, a number of the organisers and speakers joined me at my HIAP studio on Suomenlinna:

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On the way to HIAP studios. Photo: Sari Kinnula

On the way to HIAP studios.
Photo: Sari Kinnula

On the way to HIAP studios. Photo: Sari Kinnula

On the way to HIAP studios.
Photo: Sari Kinnula

Sand Pies by Porridge and Potatoes youngest member. Photo: AMC

Sand Pies by Porridge and Potatoes youngest member.
Photo: AMC

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New Media Scotland residency

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.

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