A moment is the smallest amount of time.
Josefina Nelimarkka lives and works between London and Helsinki. Arts and sciences merge into fleeting experiences and expanded material and digital processes are activated by real time, sensor technology and interactive virtual reality: her practice is multidisciplinary and site-sensitive. By reacting to the transient moments of time and language, the work translates presence and the invisible within into ongoing experimental formations and installations. The research often involves collaboration with scientists and engineers.
Time dissolving, words colliding, routes with numerous ends, imagined possibilities; notes of the speculative. The structure of the process is conceptual and influenced by information flows from atmospheric sciences, astronomy, microscopy and meteorology. Paintings, durational projects and poetics arise from the multiple materiality of her laboratory focusing on the interweaved experience between perception and potential.
For the past years, she has focused on a research project Kairos to expand the notion of climate. Through the currents of air, the project seeks to turn invisible atmospheric phenomena and cycles of geo-physical forces into perceptible moments with ongoing weather-dependent processes and real-time technology. The research includes working together with climate scientists and mixed reality technologists which has resulted in Kairos2– interactive augmented reality application.
Josefina Nelimarkka graduated from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, 2016 and MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, 2017. She holds a degree in BA Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London.
In autumn 2018, she is the artist-in-residence at SPACE Art + Technology in London.
Her recent solo exhibitions are Kairos καιρός at Helsinki Art Museum HAM Gallery (2018), Call, I shall listen at Fieldworks (2017), yonder x return at Clearview (2017), Between whiles that encounter at The Finnish Institute (2016) in London and Yet; predicted futurities tracked in poems at OK11 (2017) Precession (screensaver) at Sinne (2016) in Helsinki. Her installations, works and books have been exhibited at Varbergs Konsthall, White Crypt, Lychee One, Ncontemporary, Centre for Recent Drawing, Flow Festival Helsinki, OFFPRINT 15 at Tate Modern and London Art Fair among other galleries and sites in Helsinki, London and Berlin.
All images and text © Josefina Nelimarkka & HAM