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)
Installation
Courtesy of the artist and Art Museum of Estonia
Commissioned by le lieu unique in collaboration with Art Museum of Estonia Foundation

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 confirms to Prof. Aronnax that there is valuable metal at the bottom of the sea and that mining them is 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.

“The work has been commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique for the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18 - 06.01.19. The presentation of this work at the Screen City Biennial has been made possible with the support of the Estonian Department of Culture”.


BIO

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, the copy and the original intertwine with one another to become a hybrid. The new object / matter obtains a reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been interested in how new technologies interact with geological resources to create the environment around us.

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

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation
Courtesy of the artist and Art Museum of Estonia
Commissioned by le lieu unique in collaboration with Art Museum of Estonia Foundation

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 confirms to Prof. Aronnax that there is valuable metal at the bottom of the sea and that mining them is 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.

“The work has been commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique for the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18 - 06.01.19. The presentation of this work at the Screen City Biennial has been made possible with the support of the Estonian Department of Culture”.


BIO

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, the copy and the original intertwine with one another to become a hybrid. The new object / matter obtains a reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been interested in how new technologies interact with geological resources to create the environment around us.

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

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation
Courtesy of the artist and Art Museum of Estonia
Commissioned by le lieu unique in collaboration with Art Museum of Estonia Foundation

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 confirms to Prof. Aronnax that there is valuable metal at the bottom of the sea and that mining them is 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.

“The work has been commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique for the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18 - 06.01.19. The presentation of this work at the Screen City Biennial has been made possible with the support of the Estonian Department of Culture”.


BIO

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, the copy and the original intertwine with one another to become a hybrid. The new object / matter obtains a reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been interested in how new technologies interact with geological resources to create the environment around us.

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

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation
Courtesy of the artist and Art Museum of Estonia
Commissioned by le lieu unique in collaboration with Art Museum of Estonia Foundation

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 confirms to Prof. Aronnax that there is valuable metal at the bottom of the sea and that mining them is 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.

“The work has been commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique for the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18 - 06.01.19. The presentation of this work at the Screen City Biennial has been made possible with the support of the Estonian Department of Culture”.


BIO

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, the copy and the original intertwine with one another to become a hybrid. The new object / matter obtains a reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been interested in how new technologies interact with geological resources to create the environment around us.

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

Nautilus New Era (2018)
Installation
Courtesy of the artist and Art Museum of Estonia
Commissioned by le lieu unique in collaboration with Art Museum of Estonia Foundation

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 confirms to Prof. Aronnax that there is valuable metal at the bottom of the sea and that mining them is 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.

“The work has been commissioned by Estonian Art Museum and Le Lieu Unique for the exhibition Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 20.10.18 - 06.01.19. The presentation of this work at the Screen City Biennial has been made possible with the support of the Estonian Department of Culture”.


BIO

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, the copy and the original intertwine with one another to become a hybrid. The new object / matter obtains a reconsidered meaning. In her recent projects, she has been interested in how new technologies interact with geological resources to create the environment around us.

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

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