Helsinki

Atmospheric Encounters by High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB)

Atmospheric Encounters by High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB)

SOLU Space / Bioart Society

Oct

08

Fri

12:00 – 16:00

4–6°C

light rain

High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB): ATMOSPHERIC ENCOUNTERS
with works by Till Bovermann, Anna Dumitriu, Melissa Grant, Hannah Imlach, Alex May, Oliver de Peyer, Heidi Pietarinen, Noora Sandgren, Paul Shepherd and Anne Yoncha
8.10.–20.11.2021
SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki
Wed-Sat 12-16h or by appointment
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. Their Atmospheric Encounters exhibition draws on the expertise of a family of HAB collaborators who come from the worlds of science, engineering, art and maths.
HAB’s work investigates the invisible microbial life in the air, understood as both a co-existing benign presence or as a potential threat, as has been found in recent times of the Coronavirus pandemic. The exhibited works are heavily informed by Bioart Society’s 2019 residency ‘Field_Notes – The Heavens’, of which the HAB team were involved, read more here.
The HAB team have been working together since 2008 and have exhibited their work at Birmingham Open Media (BOM), where Atmospheric Encounters was on view earlier this year, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. They have published a photographic book, and you can learn more about their work at https://h-a-b.net/.
The HAB team is formed by artist and scientist Till Bovermann, artist Anna Dumitriu, biochemist Melissa Grant, visual artist-researcher Hannah Imlach, artist Alex May, robotics engineer Oliver de Peyer, professor of textile art and design Heidi Pietarinen, visual artist Noora Sandgren, mathematician Paul Shepherd and assistant professor of art Anne Yoncha.
The exhibition is co-produced by Birmingham Open Media (BOM - https://www.bom.org.uk) and supported by the Finnish Institute in London (https://www.fininst.uk).

SOLU Space / Bioart Society

Fri 08 Oct 2021 12:00 – 16:00

4–6°C

light rain

Address:
Luotsikatu 13,
00160 Helsinki