FICTILIS with Sabrina Habel
(fik tilˈ əs) adj. capable of being molded or changed; earthen [Latin fictilis]
FICTILIS is the collaborative practice of sound/installation artist Andrea Steves and writer/text artist Timothy Furstnau. Since moving to West Oakland, their work has become concerned with social issues (in particular environmental justice). Their interests are in projects that occur in public contexts and work within communities, help to form communities, or make them more resilient. As FICTILIS, they work in various mediums with experience in curating, exhibition design, community organizing, and work on a project basis, collaborating with other artists as needed.
Sabrina Habel currently works in multimedia, creating a wide range of art works employing both traditional and digital methods of artmaking. Conceptually her work ranges from ideas of natural phenomena, the sublime, and their relationship to commodity and longing through capitalist spectacle and mass media. Often satirical and playful, the work incorporates a light-hearted spirit into deeper grounded plot-lines. She lives and works in San Francisco and is pleased to collaborate again with FICTILIS.
FICTILIS has shown and curated exhibitions at arts venues internationally, including Bay Area’s SOMArts, The Lab, ProArts Gallery, Interface Gallery, and ZERO1 Garage. FICTILIS was a finalist for YBCA’s Community Engagement Artist in Residence in 2014 and received the 2014 Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency and 2012 Seattle Storefronts Creative Enterprise Grant and a Storefronts Installation Grant.