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Talking BIO·FICTION

Talking BIO·FICTION

Bioart Society

Apr

28

Wed

19:00 – 21:00

5–8°C

clear sky

Talking BIO·FICTION
on Wednesdays
online via Zoom | in English
April 14, 19–21h (Finnish time, UTC+2)
with Kaisu Koski and Peter Lloyd Jones
April 21, 19–21h (Finnish time, UTC+2)
with Régine Debatty
April 28, 19–21h (Finnish time, UTC+2)
with Danai Anagnostou
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Talking BIO·FICTION is a discussion format that gives space to reflect together on the content and context of a selection of films exploring the theme of Futurebody. It is part of Bioart Society's BIO·FICTION programme taking place in April.
The three sessions are hosted by experts who offer their expertise and impulses to dig a little deeper into what might have caught your interest while watching.
The sessions take place online over zoom. To register for one or more of them, please send an email to signmeup@bioartsociety.fi before the event.
The list of films - and more info about the BIO·FICTION programme - is available at https://bioartsociety.fi/activities/bio-star-fiction-shorts.
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On April 14, the films discussed are Paramusical Ensemble, Erase Love, and Adam & Eve MK II. The session is hosted by Kaisu Koski and Peter Lloyd Jones.
During the second session on April 21, the film programme includes Mind Mightier Than Might, Reboot, and 2050. The evening is hosted by Régine Debatty.
The last session on April 28 features the films Carlotta’s Face, Perfectly Natural, and The Auxiliary. The session is hosted by Danai Anagnostou.
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Accessibility info:
The films are subtitled in English unless the spoken language is English. The films with English dialogue and no subtitles are Paramusical Ensemble, Reboot, and Perfectly Natural. Adam & Eve MK II has no dialogue.
The discussion rounds will not be subtitled. If you wish to include your own sign language translator and have questions, please contact our producer Lisa Kalkowski, lisa.kalkowski@bioartsociety.fi
Safer space guidelines for Bioart Society's online events:
1. Let’s not assume the identity, sexuality, gender, pronoun, health or sickness, ability, or background of others.
2. Let’s not assume consent. Ask, respect the answer you receive, and apologize when needed.
3. Respect the opinions, beliefs, experiences, and personal space of each other.
4. Be aware of your prejudices, privileges, behaviour, and the space you occupy.
5. Let’s act with positive intent and take care of each other.
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About the hosts:
Kaisu Koski is a cross-disciplinary artist and an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. She works with installation, film, performance, and organic material such as plants and soil. Koski collaborates with scientists, clinicians, and engineers, currently focusing on human-nonhuman relationships, simulation, and empathy. She has conducted fellowships in various medical schools and created films for medical curricula on topics such as vaccine-hesitancy and breaking bad news. Her work has been exhibited and performed in multiple gallery shows and theatres and received awards in the film festival circuit. The venues include Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hasselt Triennial, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Estonian Museum of Applied Arts, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki International Film Festival, and Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. She has also received several research grants, including funding from the Academy of Finland and the Portuguese National Science Foundation.
Peter Lloyd Jones is a biologist, studio scientist and Professor of Design at Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK. Before joining SHU, Jones was the inaugural Associate Dean for Emergent Design and Creative Technologies in Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia and co-founder of the Sabin+Jones LabStudio at The University of Pennsylvania. An overarching theme of Jones's research is to radically improve human and planetary health, especially for those whose voices and needs are unmet by current systems. Jones has authored more than 200 manuscripts, proceedings, commentaries and books/chapters in science, medicine, architecture and design. In parallel, Jones's hybrid collaborations have been supported and shown internationally, including at the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Physiological Society, MIT, SIGGRAPH galleries, DesignPhiladelphia, Ars Electronica, and V&A London. In 2020, Jones co-founded the emergent, anti-disciplinary research entity Germini with Dr. Kaisu Koski.
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Régine Debatty is a blogger, curator and art critic. In 2004, she created http://we-make-money-not-art.com/, a blog that has received numerous distinctions over the years. Régine writes and lectures internationally about the way artists, hackers and designers use science and technology as a medium for critical discussion.
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Danai Anagnostou is a producer for Film, Media & Live Art. She is currently the film curator for the Museum of Impossible Forms. In 2020, she began her doctoral studies at Aalto University, School of Film, Television, and Scenography where she studies hybrid models for production, curation, and education in the field of filmmaking.
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The BIO·FICTION programme is brought to SOLU Space by Biofaction, a Vienna-based organisation dedicated to research and science communication that has been organising BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival since 2011. Biofaction provides expertise and services in various areas, including science communication, film production, art and science collaboration, technology assessment, and managing the science-society interface.
BIO·FICTION is part of the ERA-NET project FUTUREBODY and funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF: I 3752-B27). The BIO·FICTION programme at Bioart Society is funded via the Biofriction European collaboration project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European.

Bioart Society

Wed 28 Apr 2021 19:00 – 21:00

5–8°C

clear sky

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