Field_Notes - HYBRID MATTERs, Finland


Open call for collaborators

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.

We will pay for the journey from Helsinki to Kilpisjärvi and back, as well as for full board and accommodation at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for the whole working week. Participants from outside of Finland have to take care about travel to Helsinki and possible accommodation in Helsinki themselves.

During one week the five groups will approach the HYBRID MATTERs theme from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, teams, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related fields, as well as have common activities of lectures,presentations and feedback sessions.
Expected results include abstracts, anecdotes, anecdata, artefacts, collaborations, data, documentation, experience, experiments, future workshops, field notes, friends, drawings, hard and software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, recordings, skills, sketches, sounds, projects, photos, videos and more.