NABBTEERI WORKS BIO ARCHIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multispecies constellations teach us indispensable things in relation to ourselves and the world, helping to unravel the individualistic, destructive ways of human living. In our recent work we have observed multispecies cultures, hoping to relearn how to form communities and share spaces, whether bodies, other cavities or clearings, with other critters.

Our practice strives to adapt meaningfully to the prevailing circumstances. The concept of focality works as a tool in helping to find toehold in the contemporary oil-lubricated experience. The prerequisites for focality (Lat. focus, fireplace) are practices and objects that require concentration, commitment, and skilfulness. The focal artworking has to form in an intense relationship with the existing material possibilities as well as the local strata of knowledge. At its best, working with local, in-situ matter also connects firmly with ecological artwork production. When acclimatizing oneself to materials, relations, and places, brittleness and interdependence become important.


nabbteeri's practice is characterized by the preconditions of working in changing locations. Their polymorphic works are compositions based on somewhat messy interactions and fusions between the artists and other things. Alongside of borrowed, recycled and remodeled surplus materials and objects, nabbteeri's stratified, mesh-like works can include elements created with 3D modelling or other digital technologies. These often ephemeral works change their form throughout long processes.

nabbteeri is a collective formed in 2008 by Finnish artists Janne Nabb (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri (b. 1985) who are graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki (MFA, 2011). Recent exhibition sites include Nordic Pavilion in the 58th Venice biennale (IT); EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo (FI); Titanik gallery in Turku(FI); Pixelache festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki(FI); Mustarinda in Hyrynsalmi(FI); Varbergs Konsthall(SE); Art Sonje Center in Seoul(KR); Kulturni centar GRAD in Belgrade(RS); and KARST in Plymouth(UK).

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