SCB2019_artists_Kristina_Ollek

Nautilus New Era (2018)

Kristina Õllek (EE)

Nautilus New Era (2018)

Kristina Õllek (EE)

Nautilus New Era (2018)

Kristina Õllek (EE)

Nautilus New Era (2018)

Kristina Õllek (EE)

Nautilus New Era (2018)

Kristina Õllek (EE)

Nautilus New Era (2018) draws from Nantes-born writer Jules Verne’s fiction “20 000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1870) and juxtaposes it to the current problematic topic of the deep sea mining. In Verne’s story Captain Nemo confirmed to Prof. Aronnax that there was valuable metals at the bottom of the sea and that mining them was certainly feasible. Today this has become a real scenario, as rare-earth minerals have become essential for the increasing demand for high-tech applications and renewable energy technologies. In her work Õllek is interested in how the dubious situation is represented and communicated. Using the same title as the contentious vessel of the first deep sea mining operation, that was expected to begin in 2019, Kristina Õllek creates an installation by using materials that are connected to the deep sea scientific research and mining, developing "a seabed" with artificial elements.

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation, Diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print on plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acrylic 37 x 47 cm (thermoformed, handmade), UV print on acrylic 24 x 30 cm (thermoformed, handmade), video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo blocks.

The work was initially shown at the group show Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18–06.01.19. It was commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique.

Courtesy of Estonian Art Museum and the artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989, Estonia) is a visual artist based between Tallinn (EST) and The Hague (NL). She works in the fields of photography, video, and installation, with a focus on investigating the representational processes, geological matter and human-made environment. In her practice, she is frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological resources, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to and able such technologies that create today’s environment around us.

Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future archeology. Õllek’s works have recently been shown in various international group and solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad.
 

Nautilus New Era (2018) draws from Nantes-born writer Jules Verne’s fiction “20 000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1870) and juxtaposes it to the current problematic topic of the deep sea mining. In Verne’s story Captain Nemo confirmed to Prof. Aronnax that there was valuable metals at the bottom of the sea and that mining them was certainly feasible. Today this has become a real scenario, as rare-earth minerals have become essential for the increasing demand for high-tech applications and renewable energy technologies. In her work Õllek is interested in how the dubious situation is represented and communicated. Using the same title as the contentious vessel of the first deep sea mining operation, that was expected to begin in 2019, Kristina Õllek creates an installation by using materials that are connected to the deep sea scientific research and mining, developing "a seabed" with artificial elements.

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation, Diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print on plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acrylic 37 x 47 cm (thermoformed, handmade), UV print on acrylic 24 x 30 cm (thermoformed, handmade), video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo blocks.

The work was initially shown at the group show “Ascending from the Liquid Horizon”, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18–06.01.19. It was commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique.

Courtesy of Estonian Art Museum and the artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989, Estonia) is a visual artist based between Tallinn (EST) and The Hague (NL). She works in the fields of photography, video, and installation, with a focus on investigating the representational processes, geological matter and human-made environment. In her practice, she is frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological resources, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to and able such technologies that create today’s environment around us.

Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future archeology. Õllek’s works have recently been shown in various international group and solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad.
 

Nautilus New Era (2018) draws from Nantes-born writer Jules Verne’s fiction “20 000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1870) and juxtaposes it to the current problematic topic of the deep sea mining. In Verne’s story Captain Nemo confirmed to Prof. Aronnax that there was valuable metals at the bottom of the sea and that mining them was certainly feasible. Today this has become a real scenario, as rare-earth minerals have become essential for the increasing demand for high-tech applications and renewable energy technologies. In her work Õllek is interested in how the dubious situation is represented and communicated. Using the same title as the contentious vessel of the first deep sea mining operation, that was expected to begin in 2019, Kristina Õllek creates an installation by using materials that are connected to the deep sea scientific research and mining, developing "a seabed" with artificial elements.

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation, Diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print on plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acrylic 37 x 47 cm (thermoformed, handmade), UV print on acrylic 24 x 30 cm (thermoformed, handmade), video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo blocks.

The work was initially shown at the group show “Ascending from the Liquid Horizon”, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18–06.01.19. It was commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique.

Courtesy of Estonian Art Museum and the artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989, Estonia) is a visual artist based between Tallinn (EST) and The Hague (NL). She works in the fields of photography, video, and installation, with a focus on investigating the representational processes, geological matter and human-made environment. In her practice, she is frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological resources, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to and able such technologies that create today’s environment around us.

Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future archeology. Õllek’s works have recently been shown in various international group and solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad.
 

Nautilus New Era (2018) draws from Nantes-born writer Jules Verne’s fiction “20 000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1870) and juxtaposes it to the current problematic topic of the deep sea mining. In Verne’s story Captain Nemo confirmed to Prof. Aronnax that there was valuable metals at the bottom of the sea and that mining them was certainly feasible. Today this has become a real scenario, as rare-earth minerals have become essential for the increasing demand for high-tech applications and renewable energy technologies. In her work Õllek is interested in how the dubious situation is represented and communicated. Using the same title as the contentious vessel of the first deep sea mining operation, that was expected to begin in 2019, Kristina Õllek creates an installation by using materials that are connected to the deep sea scientific research and mining, developing "a seabed" with artificial elements.

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation, Diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print on plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acrylic 37 x 47 cm (thermoformed, handmade), UV print on acrylic 24 x 30 cm (thermoformed, handmade), video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo blocks.

The work was initially shown at the group show “Ascending from the Liquid Horizon”, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18–06.01.19. It was commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique.

Courtesy of Estonian Art Museum and the artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989, Estonia) is a visual artist based between Tallinn (EST) and The Hague (NL). She works in the fields of photography, video, and installation, with a focus on investigating the representational processes, geological matter and human-made environment. In her practice, she is frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological resources, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to and able such technologies that create today’s environment around us.

Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future archeology. Õllek’s works have recently been shown in various international group and solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad.
 

Nautilus New Era (2018) draws from Nantes-born writer Jules Verne’s fiction “20 000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1870) and juxtaposes it to the current problematic topic of the deep sea mining. In Verne’s story Captain Nemo confirmed to Prof. Aronnax that there was valuable metals at the bottom of the sea and that mining them was certainly feasible. Today this has become a real scenario, as rare-earth minerals have become essential for the increasing demand for high-tech applications and renewable energy technologies. In her work Õllek is interested in how the dubious situation is represented and communicated. Using the same title as the contentious vessel of the first deep sea mining operation, that was expected to begin in 2019, Kristina Õllek creates an installation by using materials that are connected to the deep sea scientific research and mining, developing "a seabed" with artificial elements.

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation, Diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print on plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acrylic 37 x 47 cm (thermoformed, handmade), UV print on acrylic 24 x 30 cm (thermoformed, handmade), video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo blocks.

The work was initially shown at the group show “Ascending from the Liquid Horizon”, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18–06.01.19. It was commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique.

Courtesy of Estonian Art Museum and the artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Õllek (b. 1989, Estonia) is a visual artist based between Tallinn (EST) and The Hague (NL). She works in the fields of photography, video, and installation, with a focus on investigating the representational processes, geological matter and human-made environment. In her practice, she is frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological resources, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to and able such technologies that create today’s environment around us.

Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future archeology. Õllek’s works have recently been shown in various international group and solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad.
 

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