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NEoN: symposium spotlight

In November 2019, I spoke at Re@Ct: Social Change Art Technology Symposium – a three day expanded programme of international speakers addressing the social and political potential of digital art, taking place from Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 November. Re@Ct was one of the featured highlights of the 2019 NEoN digital arts festival in Dundee, Scotland.

I spoke with Ana Hind for a symposium spotlight.

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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 scoop.it 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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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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conVerge: where art + science meet

conVerge: where art + science meet

ConVerge was a project developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival 2002 that explored the nexus between art, science and technology and its creative expression and asks “what happens at these points of intersection?”

The project comprised:

2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian ArtconVerge: where art and science meet, an exhibition which profiled a selection of work from Australian artists working with these themes in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

conVerge symposium: an opportunity to share ideas (at the Adelaide Festival 2002 and online) where opinions were expressedon: Image and Meaning, Knowledge Systems, Ecology, Genomics, Bioeconomics and Partnerships.

conVerge archive: a space for documenting projects, stimulating discussion and archiving conversations, email dialogues, hypotheticals, unrealisable projects, online discussions and forums.

Exhibiting artists: Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Justine Cooper, Rebecca Cummins, Adam Donovan, Fiona Hall, Jason Hampton, Nigel Helyer, Joyce Hinterding, Jon McCormack, Mangkaja artists, Patricia Piccinini, Lynne Sanderson, Mari Velonaki, Martin Walch.

conVerge curatorial working group comprised: Linda Cooper and Amanda McDonald Crowley, co-chairs. Jenny Fraser, Victoria Lynn, Karl Telfer, Sarah Thomas, Lynette Wallworth, Angharad Wynne-Jones.

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Pig Wings, 2002

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Pig Wings, 2002

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