The HYBRID MATTERs Symposium will take place 24th and 25th of November at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
HYBRID MATTERs investigates hybrid ecologies, the convergence of our environment with technology and essentially the intentional and unintentional transformation of our planet through human activity. In a hybrid ecology biological actors like humans, animals and plants share a life-world with machines, networks and increasingly also genetically altered organisms and other post-natural actors. A hybrid ecology is a thought vehicle which enables us to expand our concept of the environment, to re-evaluate our idea of an external nature and to rethink our relationship to the world. As we humans drive this process of hybridization we are part of the biological and technological.
Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Jussi Parikka – Professor in technological culture & aesthetics at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton)
Jennifer Gabrys – Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London
Steen Rasmussen – Professor at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT), University of Southern Denmark
Cecilia Åsberg – Professor and chair of Gender, Nature, Culture, Linköping University
Kristina Lindström, Åsa Ståhl, Thora Petursdottir, Björn Wallsten, Kira O’Reilly, Tuija Kokkonen, Laura Beloff, Jens Hauser, Jonas Jørgensen, Monika Bakke, Erich Berger, more to be confirmed
Artistic and scientific committee:
Erich Berger – Bioartsociety Helsinki, Laura Beloff – IT University Copenhagen, Asa Stahl and Kristina Lindström – Malmö University, Kira O’Reilly – University of the Arts Helsinki
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. The residency has an emphasis on the Arctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is is open for artists, scientists and art&science research teams.
HYBRID MATTERs is a two year Nordic art&science network program which investigates the convergence of the physical and digital world into a hybrid ecology.
Artistic responses to synthetic biologyVernissage: Friday 22nd of May 17:30-19hOpening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-18h until Sunday 31st of MayLocation: Lasipalatsi Näyttely: Mannerheimintie 22-24, Helsinki
Art and science are both practices that are based on intellectual creativity; they shape our experience, perception and knowledge of the world. Science and technology, being major societal and cultural activities, are potent forces which are transforming life and influence society on every level. Therefore, critical reflections of new technologies are important for developing our understanding, while artistic imaginations offer us new ways to interpret new realities. The Making_Life exhibition at Lasipalatsi Näyttely presents the results of such a critical reflection.
Field_Notes – HYBRID MATTERs is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Finnish Society of Bioart at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland/Finland. Five groups, hosted by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman (Arctic Perspective Initiative – API) with Leena Valkeapää, Richard Pell and Lauren Allen (Center for Postnatural History), Antye Greie aka AGF, Antti Tenetz and Lea Schick will work for one week in the sub-Arctic Lapland. Together with a team of five selected collaborators, they will develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches in relation to the notion of Hybrid Ecology.
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HYBRID MATTERs is a two year Nordic network program which investigates the convergence of the physical and digital world into a hybrid ecology.
HYBRID MATTERs is an interdisciplinary and integral program consisting of artistic research, citizen art&science and artistic field work activities, the production of artworks, a touring exhibition, workshops and a final conference.
HYBRID MATTERs will select two Nordic artists or artist groups who will receive each a production grant of EURO 10.000 to produce a work for the HYBRID MATTERs touring exhibition in 2016. The exhibitions will be at Kunsthall Grenland in Porsgrunn/NO (March 2016), Nikolaj Kunsthall in Copenhagen/DK (July 2016) and Forum Box in Helsinki/FI (October 2016).
Artists and artist groups from or based in the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Island, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland.
Friday 3rd of April 2015
We are looking for proposals of new works which address and respond to convergent ecologies and examine the digital as a converging factor. We consider anything with a physical and digital aspect at the same time as hybrid matter and thus an actor in a hybrid ecology. For more information please visit http://hybridmatters.net
Apply via http://hybridmatters.net
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