Megan Snowe launch + exhibition online, Oct 1 – Jan 31

30 September 2016

Portland’s Upfor Gallery is launching online exhibition space with a group exhibition, opening October 1 to January 31, 2017.

Curated by Valentina Fois, the show features work by Morehshin Allahyari, Leah Beeferman, Kate Durbin, Faith Holland, Brenna Murphy and Megan Snowe, and explores the tensions of functioning within an online space; its transience and eternity, freedoms and limitations.

Connected by a running commentary written by Kimmo Modig between all of the works, the exhibition explores these paradoxes and juxtapositions through work exploring the way we portray ourselves online and to others.

The website for the exhibition is designed by Fois and Beeferman, and additional text written by Fois, Snowe and Modig.

See the website for details.**

Kate Durbin, 'Hello Selfie Men' (2016). Photo by Anna Jacobsen. Courtesy the artist.
Kate Durbin, ‘Hello Selfie Men’ (2016). Photo by Anna Jacobsen. Courtesy the artist.

Header image: Brenna Murphy, ‘CorridorShiftExtrude (extract)’ (2016). Website. Courtesy the artist.

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Moist Heat @ The White Building, Sep 29 – Oct 15

26 September 2016

Laura Yuile, Megan Snowe, and Special Tears (Cassandre Greenberg and Christopher Kirubi) are presenting Moist Heat at London’s The White Building, opening September 30 and running to October 15.

The four artists will present new work and works-in-progress developed during their three-month residency at SPACE Art + TechnologyThe residency investigated affective computing and emotional capital. The press release further explains, “the human body is commonly accepted as the primary site of subjectivity, empathy and affective processes” and “the breakdown between human and machine”.

Snowe will present a stage set, a series of texts and notes, sound for a new play called ‘Sticky’ and four texts that move in the same direction. Each text will be printed separately to form a series of four books.

As part of Art Licks Weekend 2016 and to coincide with the exhibition, SPACE Art + Technology’s OpenPROCESS #9 programme will take place on October 2. The event promises an afternoon of readings, presentations and custom cocktails. Snowe will read a series of short texts that surround and approach and her play. Yuile will make a short presentation relating to the research she has conducted throughout the residency. Special Tears will read together in an attempt to contact a character who can dream with us but cannot dream for us.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Moist Heat @ The White Building, Sep 29 - Oct 15
Special Tears, ‘Moist Heat’ (2016). Promotional image. Courtesy the artists + SPACE Art + Technology, London.
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Megan Snowe @ Res., Sep 22

21 September 2016

Megan Snowe is taking part in the next I Had This Feeling reading group at London’s Res. on September 22.

The programme is focused on emotion and affect theory, the emotional economy, and the sensual impacts of language. They will discuss ‘The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling’ by Arlie Russell Hochschild, who coined the term ’emotional labor’, on their next meeting.

Alicia Grandley’s article ‘Emotion Regulation in the Workplace: A New Way to Conceptualize Emotional Labor‘ will also be referred to as it gives a brief overview of theories about emotions and the workplace from 1983 through the late-90s.

New York-based artist Snowe is currently resident at London’s The White Building for SPACE Art + Technology’s OpenPROCESS #7 programme, where she is researching “emotion-as-substance with words, actions, drawings and substances (provided), co-creating enhanced issues, more thorough than before.”

See the FB event page for details.**

I Had This Feeling @ Res., Sep 22


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Megan Snowe @ The White Building, Aug 24

24 August 2016

Megan Snowe will discuss and annotate a new zine Sticky Business: Notes on Emotions’ Texture, Movement and Capital at London’s The White Building on August 24.

Presented as part of SPACE Art + Technology’s OpenPROCESS #7 programme, the artist will talk through a collection of notes on “emotion-as-substance with words, actions, drawings and substances (provided), co-creating enhanced issues, more thorough than before.” Snowe will present core questions within her research project, and is asking for audience members to bring their own thoughts on textures that can be associated with certain emotions.

The US-based artist works in a variety of media including installation, animation, text, sound and workshop. OpenPROCESS is a platform that responds to process-led practice.

Visit the FB event page for details.**


Megan Snowe, 'GoingDoing' (2016). Zine + tape. Courtesy of the artist + Art Vandelay AV007.
Megan Snowe, ‘GoingDoing’ (2016). Zine + tape. Courtesy of the artist + Art Vandelay AV007.
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