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civil twilight





Live stream: mobile_reality-kilpis.ogg

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland

Espen Sommer Eide

Latitude: +69.05°
Longitude: +20.833333°

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station is situated in the mountain birch forest zone near the 70th
degree of northern in the northwestern most part of Finland. Kilpisjärvi region is the only
part of Finland extending into the Scandinavian mountain ridge. The fauna of the north-western Finland is poor but there are many low-numbered bird species. The small mammal population densities fluctuate in 4 or 5-year intervals, which has an impact on the nesting of birds of prey. Traditionally the reindeer come to Kilpisjärvi landscape in the heart of summer - at midsummer time. 

The stream is run by Espen Sommer Eide in collaboration with residents at Ars Bioarctica residence: Hilde M. Methi, Neal Cahoon, Anne Lindgaard Møller and Erik Fallgren.

The residency is organised by Bioart Society https://bioartsociety.fi/ 

For Dawn Chorus Day 2024 a group of artists from the ‘Reality-based Audio Workshop’ group will join with streams from locations in various parts of Norway and northern Finland.

‘Reality-based Audio Workshop’ is a meeting of artists from Norway and internationally, attempting to re-think the relationship between sound and reality in our time. The artists all use field recording of audio as a core of their artistic activities, and approach a chosen site with various advanced or experimental recording technologies. The recordings are then improvised and mixed collaboratively into a sound work. Thematic focus has so far been centered around various forms of energy and their land use, both historical and future ones. The project was initiated by BEK, Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts in collaboration with Ernst Karel from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab.

Participating artists in 2024: Siri Austeen, Joakim Blattmann, Espen Sommer Eide, Yngvild Færøy, Jiska Huizing and Alexander Rishaug.