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With Mountain Birches on the Tree Line
Writing these notes at the summer solstice in Helsinki, a week after returning from a two-week residency at the biological station in Kilpisjärvi, involves a double nostalgia, for the continuous increase of light, which is now turning to the reverse, and for the magic light in the North...
Guest post | Annette Arlander | 23 June 2021
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interactions
"There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. About light and shadow and the drift of continents. This is what has been called the dialectic of moss on stone, an interface of immensity and minuteness, of past and present, softness and hardness, stillness and vibrancy, yin and yang. “
20 June 2021
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listening - laboratory
As we were working in the laboratory at the station we read on one of the cupboard doors: "FUTILITY FACTOR: No experiment is ever a complete failure, it can always serve as a negative example." 
12 June 2021
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hibernation - phases of waters
A strangely interdependent relationship. 
7 June 2021
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composition of the landscape - gathering
Research and studies about organic pigments at the Biological Station in Kilpisjärvi. 
31 May 2021
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Capture and Release
As I leave Kilpisjärvi, I think about what I’m taking and what I’m leaving behind.
Guest post | Taylor Smith | 30 April 2021
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How to Capture Flow, Week 2: The Upside-Down Landscapes
The Upside-Down Landscapes: discovering a map of the holes in the Kilpisjärvi landscape
Guest post | Taylor Smith | 16 April 2021
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Changes of rhythm, soundscape and visibility
The layers of myths, history and beliefs become palpable when being surrounded by peaks silenced with snow.
Guest post | Nina Luostarinen | 12 April 2021
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Self-portraits
For my project Wild Matters, I investigate my relationship to nature through 360° video, and I explore the medium for artistic possibilities to communicate about this.
Guest post | Rozan van Klaveren | 12 April 2021
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How to Capture Flow, Week 1
How to Capture Flow, Part II: The Light Journals. One week of attempts to capture the arctic light in a petri dish.
Guest post | Taylor Smith | 7 April 2021
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A view upon wilderness
Nine years ago, I have been watching this same view from this same window...
Guest post | Rozan van Klaveren | 24 November 2020
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24 Artists and Practitioners Selected for Ars Bioarctica Residency
The Bioart Society is happy to announce the selection of artists and practitioners for 2020–2021 residencies
26 November 2019