Drop of Water

Arctic and other  waters…
 

Cooperation between aquatic researchers and artists  started at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station  / Helsinki University (69°03’N; 20°50’E) in 2009.  I have been  involved in this cooperation from the beginning. Due to these experiences  my artistic work has slowly changed and water samples and microscopy   have  become  part my working practice.  Effects of global warming and  changes in the biosphere of  our planet are among  reasoning behind most of the  scientific research in this field.  In artistic work,  my focus is in seeing and facing the lakes, ponds and rivers including seeing into the living water on microscopic level.

 

Painting planktonic

Painting & video

Snow algae in Kilpisjärvi

Water Flea Fossils

 

Some links:
– Field_Notes -a field lab for theory and practice on art&science work at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in Lapland. Five working groups, each hosted by an expert (Oron Catts, Marta de Menezes, Anu Osva, Tapio Makela and Terike Haapoja)  developed, tested and evaluated specific artistic approaches based on the interplay of art&science.  http://bioartsociety.fi/field_notes/  the site is unfinished
– Arctic Waters workshop  in Kilpisjärvi http://www.bioartsociety.fi/workshops/?p=227 
– Bioelectronix for artists http://www.bioartsociety.fi/workshops/?p=66