A moment is the smallest amount of time.
Josefina Nelimarkka is a multidisciplinary artist working across art, science and technology – residing between London and Helsinki.
By reacting to the transient moments of time, language and climate, her work translates ethereal being into performative installations and virtual worlds. Arts and sciences merge into fleeting experiences and continuous processes are activated with weather, interactive technology, microscopy and real-time data. Moving images, words and sounds arise from the invisible and seize upon the event between perception and potential – between knowing and unknowing. The research involves working together with scientists, engineers and technologists.
Her ongoing project Kairos looks into critical interactions of climate and the politics of air and seeks to turn atmospheric phenomena and circulation of geo-physical forces into perceptible moments. She is particularly interested in the atmospheric aerosol particles and cloud formation in relation to climate change. The collaboration with climate scientists from INAR – Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research has resulted in Kairos2AR – interactive augmented reality application. Currently, she is working on a new project about climate change including a residency period at SMEAR II station (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmospheric Relations), in Central Finland.
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, 2013.
She is the artist-in-residence at SPACE Art + Technology in London 2018-19. The research and work made during the residency will be exhibited at SPACE in April 2019. Kairos2AR is launched in spring 2019, events coming up in London and Helsinki.
Her recent solo exhibitions are Kairos καιρός at Helsinki Art Museum HAM Gallery (2018), Call, I shall listen at Fieldworks Gallery (2017), yonder x return at Clearview (2017), Between whiles that encounter at The Finnish Institute (2016) in London, UK and Yet; predicted futurities tracked in poems at OK11 (2017) Precession (screensaver) at Sinne Gallery (2016) in Helsinki, Finland. Her works, installations and books have been exhibited at Varbergs Konsthall, Techfestival, 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 Europe.
All images and text © Josefina Nelimarkka & HAM