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High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB): ATMOSPHERIC ENCOUNTERS
at SOLU Space from Oct 8-Nov 20
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What's New
TUO TUO screening
9.12.2021 18:30 - 20:00 at SOLU Our friends from TUO TUO are welcoming you to the Screening dreaming of laho paratiisi: return of (the) earth, rhizomes laaaaaaugh, spiralling at SOLU Space. 
dreaming of laho paratiisiis an audio-visual collaboration by artist and graphic designer Roby Redgrave McPherson& TUO TUO Cofounder and music artist Joni Judén aka Sisilisko. It is a curatorial project in three parts: publication, site-specific artwork made of organic materials, and audio-visual film. The film is a poetic triptych featuring three shorts that connect the project’s conceptual themes with elements of the artwork and installation site. The artwork was designed and built by Aleksi Vesaluoma and Tania Malréchaufféof Cararcara Collective. The score, created by Joni Judén aka Sisilisko, is composed of sounds recorded during a collective listening session and ceremony held near the artwork and in the surrounding forest at TUO TUO.  
Down to Earth
2 — 3 Dec 2021
Down to Earth is a two day hands-on workshop with Aino Johansson and Sirja Moberg at Bioart Society's SOLU space. During the workshop participants will go through the process of how to make a chromatography and prepare some with their own soil samples. While working they will enter into conversations and discuss different aspects with the aim to cultivate our understanding of soil.    Unfortunately, the workshop is full and we can't accept any more participants. A second workshop will be organized at the beginning of next year!
m/other becomings: lecture series 
11 Nov — 2 Dec 2021
The lectures will explore in depts some of the themes and curatorial aspects of m/other becomings. A series of public talks will be given online during November and part of Aalto university program in collaboration with Patrizia Costantin.  The invited artists are Ida BenckeLyndsey Walsh, Riina Hannula and Signe Johannessen
High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB): Atmospheric Encounters
7 Oct — 20 Nov 2021
High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB) is a long term project involving scientists and artists in a quest to explore extreme environments, particularly the stratosphere and detect and capture microorganisms that may live or survive there. The Atmospheric Encounters exhibition features new works by Melissa Grant, Oliver de Peyer, Hannah Imlach, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Paul Shepherd, Heidi Pietarinen, Till Bovermann, Anne Yoncha and Noora Sandgren.
Biotaiteen Seura ry etsii osa-aikaista viestintäpäällikköä
Oletko uusi työkaverimme? Biotaiteen Seura ry etsii osa-aikaista viestintäpäällikköä! Biotaiteen seura ry etsii toimeliasta ja itsenäistä työkaveria ottamaan haltuunsa yhdistyksemme viestinnän. Haluat olla omatoiminen ja kehittää omaa työnkuvaasi osana pientä, kolmen hengen, tehokasta tiimiä, joka työskentelee tiiviisti yhdessä toisiaan tukien.
18 November 2021
Listening to Atmospheric Encounters - An evening on high altitudes
2 Nov 2021 18:00 — 19:30
On November, 2nd from 19h to 20h30, HAB artists Noora Sandgren and Till Bovermann warmly welcome you to an evening of soundscapes and discussions surrounding the theme of Atmospheric Encounters.
Microbial prospecting workshop with Melissa Grant
8 Oct 2021 10:00 — 16:00
Making invisible microbes visible and trying to identify them has been a pastime of the curious for many centuries. Some of the scientific methods used have seemed out of reach for the at home biologist, however, advances in DIY biology equipment and sharing of knowledge now mean that almost anyone can grow and potentially identify microbes with a few pieces of equipment...
Quimera Rosa - Trans*Plant: May the Chlorophyll be with/in you
2 — 25 Sep 2021
Trans*Plant is a transdisciplinary project that utilizes living systems and is based on self-experimentation: it is a process that involves a human to plant transition in various formats. 
In Dialogue: Ariane Koek & Erich Berger
26 Aug 2021 17:00 — 18:30
Welcome to join us for a dialogue that brings together Ariane Koek, a leading expert in the intersection of art, science and technology, and Erich Berger, director of Bioart Society. During the evening, they will be discussing Koek’s pioneering work and the many ways in which art, science and society can come together within artistic and curatorial practices.  Pre-registration required!
Field_Notes 2021 - Traces
During a two-week field trip in September 2021, nine artists and scientists invited by the Bioart Society will travel to Kilpisjärvi to follow the geological outcrops in search of trace fossils. They will practice trace and landscape reading, orientation, trace-making, documentation and decision-making on sites of bifurcation. They may call this a (paleo)ethology of tracing.
25 August 2021
Lyndsey Walsh and Riina Hannula selected for the m/other becomings project
New commissioned works by Walsh and Hannula will be featured in the m/other becomings exhibition organised in Helsinki in spring 2022
24 August 2021
Xeno-Optimizations for Arctic Survival
The project by Emilia Tikka, Oula A. Valkeapää and Leena Valkeapää speculates on biomedical applications of genome-editing beyond genetic determinism and human exceptionalism indicating the human condition as deeply entangled with more-than-human worlds.
3 August 2021