[The primal definition of being is to have or occupy a place … somewhere…]
A tiered installation which performs both as text- and material-based choreography. A voice calls out in diminuendo to move within the fluid relationships of colourings, wor(l)dings, text-îles, saturations and other material positions. The surface of history is not about a trace of presence but a resistance to being held.
Sound in collaboration with Iona Roisin.
Josefina Nelimarkka works across painting, writing and spatial configuration. Her works investigate materiality, time and language as ephemeral instabilities; arts and sciences merge into fleeting experiences and interactive places relating to one another and proceed as constellations and parallels; her practice is multidisciplinary and site-sensitive. A recent graduate of MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, she lives and works between London and Helsinki.
Her recent solo exhibitions are 'yonder x return’, a time-specific large installation at Clearview, London, 'Between Whiles That Encounter’ where she collected wet painting processes for The Finnish Institute in London and 'Precession (screensaver)', an interactive video projection at Sinne in Helsinki. Her works and books have been exhibited at Lychee One, Centre for Recent Drawing, Exhibition Laboratory, Flow Festival, OFFPRINT 15 at Tate Modern and London Art Fair.
For previous work, exhibitions and images visit www.josefinanelimarkka.com.
For more information on Iona Roisin's practice visit www.ionaroisin.com