Artist Marie Jean Musiol demonstrates her use of EKG

Artist Carol works in the Pelling Lab of Biophyusicle Manipulation

Ayatana resident Linelle Stepto records at a Physics of Sound workshop

Artist Laura Grossett in a sterile tek demonstration






























September 2019

Deadline to apply: March 1st, 2019

Rubatosis is the uneasy feeling that comes from the awareness of your own heartbeat.

Rubatosis is a residency for Canadian and international artists interested in experimenting with medical imaging techniques to literally look inside them selves and other human bodies. It will take place over a week in Gatineau, on the border between Quebec and Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2019. The residency will involve daily excursions into research and medical laboratories, exam rooms and artist studios for the collection of materials and exploration of the layers of the human body.

Ayatana residencies are designed to facilitate first hand experiences that will enrich visual and conceptual artists' practice within a group of like minded creative people. Artists, writers, musicians, film makers and dancers are invited to apply. The jury will select five or six international artists based on their portfolio rather than how they fit into any description of an artist.


All activities are subject to change depending on expert availability and other uncontrollable variables.

Artist talk: We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Demonstration of radiological imaging.

History of Anatomy:
Talk on the history of anatomical sciences at the Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy Ottawa, University.

Speech Analysis:
Study human sounds at the Sound Patterns Lab, Ottawa University.

Learn about molecular imaging at the Biomolecular lab at Ottawa U and the Heart Institute.

Visit the Sleep Research Lab at the Royal Ottawa hospital.

Hypnotherapy demonstration and talk on history of hypnosis in medicine.

Live Blood Microscopy:
Analysis of your health and microbiome while seeing your blood live.

Ultra Sound:
Demonstration of sonographic imaging.

Krilian Photography and EEG:
Artist talk with krilian photographer with Marie Jean Musiol.

$1250 USD
Residency places are limited to 6 artists. Official invites will be given to accepted applicants to help in the procuration of grants and funding.


What is included:
All activities.
Transportation to all activities.
Supplies, equipment and technical gear.
A comfortable bed in the Ayatana residency house.
Most meals will be provided, cooked by our resident chef. *Residents will be responsible for paying for their own meals from restaurants, which will happen 2 or 3 times during the week.


How to apply 
Send the following material to
1. Artist CV
2. Artist statement (about 200 words)
4. Portfolio 5 – 10 images

Only applications that follow these guidelines will be considered.


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For more images of past Ayatana adventures see our face book albums

Infinitesimal Sept 2017, Chelsea, Quebec

Biophilia Sept 2016
, Chelsea, Quebec

Biophilia July 2015, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Biophilia Sept 2014 Wakefield, Quebec