In September and October 2011 I am doing artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi for the FOOD RELATED project, while I am at the Biological Research Station owned by the University of Helsinki. Although it is mostly biologists who do their fieldwork in this isolated place within the Arctic Circle, the Finnish Bioart Society runs an artist-in-residence program here as well.
During these months I am developing cultural probes packages that will be used for participatory practices. These probes are made to be used in workshops and at home.
In the meantime I am studying local food and food culture, and do a lot of hiking around on the tundra. I am very happy and thankful for being here!
Some new collected food entries from this region can be found at www.foodrelated.org
Website Bioart Society: http://bioartsociety.fi/
Website Kilpisjärvi Research Station: http://www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/index.htm
Residency blog: http://www.kilpiscope.net/residency/