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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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HIAP Residency

I have been awarded a residency with HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) in Finland for the month of September, 2013.

suomenlinna_studios suomenlinnaHIAP_cityviewHIAP 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:

  • Following up on my Food-Info-Activism micro-residency with Pixelache earlier this year, I’ll be working with Pixelache and with Ruoan Tulevaisuus (Future of Food) on a what is shaping up to be a great event, Foodycle scheduled to take place on 12-14 September.
  • 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.
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I was executive producer, for ISEA2004. International Symposium of Electronic Art, 2004. Program Chairs were Tapio Mäkelä and Mare Tralla. The main Festival producer was Hanna Harris.

The Festival took place from 14-22 August, 2004. Baltic Sea. (main organiser: m-cult – the Finnish centre for new media culture). The event comprised a two day/night programmed ocean cruise combining conferences, workshops, performances, installations, music and club programs on the Silja-Opera, a cruiser ferry; conferences, exhibitions, performances and site specific works in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland; and a programme of residencies, masterclasses, and lecture programmes across the Nordic and Baltic regions. Conferences were held at Lume Media Centre in Helsinki and the Estonian Art Academy in Tallinn. Exhibitions were held in public spaces and in several venues in each city with key exhibitions in Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki and Tallinn City Gallery organised by Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art.

The ISEA2004 catalogue (also available on ISSUU) documents all works presented in the ISEA2004 program on the Baltic Sea, in Tallinn, and in Helsinki.


A copy of the broadsheet magazine about the program is available here on ISSUU.

A copy of the brochure and call for participation is available here on ISSUU.

Core program team:
Programme Chairs: Tapio Mäkelä, Mare Tralla
Festival Producer: Hanna Harris
Core production assistants: Maria Candia, Netta Norro, Tuomas Finne, Suvi Alanko, Leena Gävert, Edward James, Liisa Pakosta, Piibe Piirma
Organizational advisor: Minna Tarkka, executive director m-cult
Finance officer: Mirja Hallivuori (m-cult)
Marketing and communications manager: Mika Minetti
Web developer: Lars Relander
ISEA2004 visual identity and AD: Tuomo Tammenpää
Technical Managers: Tea Stolt and Severi Glanville
IT support: Mika Raunio

For a full list of staff and program committee members see page 25 of the ISEA2004 magazine above.

Please note: www.isea2004.net is no longer active

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