Artist Talk: Ars Bioarctica field report #1 – Soichiro Mihara

AV-arkki and Bioartsociety invite you to join us for an artist talk by Japanese artist Soichiro Mihara in our new series of presentations by Ars Bioarctica residents.

Soichiro Mihara is currently Art Bioarctica artist-in-residence at the Kilpisjärvi biological station. The talk will be held on 17.10.2017 at 5 pm at AV-arkki office (Cable Factory, C-staircase, 4th floor). The talk will be held in English.

“Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, Soichiro Mihara creates systems employing a wide range of materials, media and technologies such as acoustics, bubble, radiation, rainbow, microbes, moss, and continually questions the “here and now.” Since 2011, when earthquake suffered east side of Japan, he has been working on a “blanks project” which explores beyond the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society. He has been collaborated with musicians, artists, electronic instrument engineer, haptic researchers.

From 2005, he has shown and awarded his several project internationally. Solo exhibition as “The World Filled With Blanks” (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Jpan, 2016, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, 2013), and group exhibitions as“Elements of Art and Science”(Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2015-16)“Sound Art ‒ Sound as a Medium of Art” (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012-13), “Open Space 2012” (NTTICC, 2012), “Simple Interaction―Sound Art from Japan” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2011) and “ISEA RUHR2010” (Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2010). “

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With the Ars Bioarctica field report series the Bioartsociety creates a forum for exchange and dialogue between our residency artists and the local artistic community.