Accelerate Finland, organised in partnership with the curatorial platform Capsula (art-science-nature) and with the support of Saastamoinen Foundation and TJNK, is a country-focused programme set up to foster exchanges between the arts and sciences in different countries. The residency lasts for a month, during which period Erich Berger will develop his winning project proposal, ‘Spectral Landscapes’. His aim is to research naturally occurring radioactive processes produced in a landscape and how they can be captured by detection techniques. In this project, he will use the landscape of Sápmi in the northern sub-Arctic part of Finland as the setting to observe the changes in the territory over time and to find ways through which to experience them.
Erich Berger is a visual artist, trained in philosophy and as a communication engineer. He has produced interactive art installations, artistic wearable interfaces, audiovisual performances and sound-art, which have been shown internationally since the mid 90ties. He also works as educator, curator, content developer and facilitator, with a focus on the intersection of art, science and technology. His research engages with hybrid space and hybrid ecology, the technologically informed environment and deep time processes. Berger also curates exhibitions and facilitates interdisciplinary environments for working and learning and closely cooperates internationally with partners from the arts and sciences.