“An astrolabe is an ancient tool used in solving problems that involve time and the position of the Sun and stars. Astrolabes can be used in timekeeping, surveying, geography, and astronomy to name a few disciplines. ”
Jordi NN (1985) was born in Valencia, Spain (www.jordinn.net). He studied Multimedia Arts in various arts academies – Design, Photography, Video Arts, Conceptual Arts as well as Classical Arts – Sculpture, Painting and Drawing. There is a particularly strong tradition of large-scale firesculptures in Valencia which are being built for the Fallas celebration in the city squares and then burnt. This tradition is part of the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.
Since 2010 Jordi NN participates in international exhibitions as well as has developed and participated inter-disciplinary arts projects in Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan and the U.S. In recent years he has particularly turned to realising firesculptures in different Lithuanian festivals and city celebrations. In Latvia he works together with the Culture Management Centre „Lauska”, realising different photography and video art projects (2015 – project „Joik & dainas” visual identity and photo-documentation; 2016 – multimedia performance „Lāčuvīrs” (Bearman) videoprojections; 2017 – firesculpture „Fire Sun” for the Ethnofestival „Sviests”). In 2017 he received a month long residency grant at the Guandu International Nature Art Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, where he realised the sculpture „With Paths Crisscrossing” from local nature material – bamboo and un rice fibre rope.