University of Helsinki / Department of Forest Sciences and Department of Physics, Capsula and Institute of Art and Subjective Science invites students and professionals of science, life sciences, arts, design, crafts and architecture for a three day workshop in Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Hyytiälä, Finland 29th - 31st August 2014.
The workshop will be lead by internationally awarded artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis from Berlin, Germany.
* Tea = a traditional beverage made from steeping the processed leaves, buds in water.
Telemetry = The word is derived from Greek roots: tele = remote, and metron = measure.
Tree = There is no universally recognised precise definition of what a tree is, neither botanically nor in common language.
The workshop starts as an expedition into the forest and the SMEAR Research Station in Hyytiälä, in central Finland. It continues as a journey into the soil, into the trees, into the clouds and the hovering matter in between, finally leading the participants into the realm of smallness.We will investigate the experiments and data production archieved at the forest-research station of Hyytiälä. We will develop our own experiments and take samples of the invisible. On the way we will collect berries, data, aerosols and questions and try to trade and communicate them. As this communication ideally would be mutual between the harvesters and the harvested we might have to develop new languages. Beside that we are going to have a tea with a tree.