Photo: Michael Murtaugh, 2014.
|Based in||Brussels, Belgium|
Femke Snelting develops projects at the intersection of design, feminisms and free software. In various constellations she has been exploring how digital tools and practices might co-construct each other. She is member of Constant, a non-profit, artist-run association for art and media based in Brussels (since 2003). Since 1997, Constant generates performative publishing, curatorial processes, poetic software, experimental research and educational prototypes in local and international contexts. With Jara Rocha she activates Possible Bodies, a collective research project that interrogates the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of “bodies” in the context of 3D tracking, modelling and scanning. She co-initiated the design/research team Open Source Publishing (OSP) and formed De Geuzen, a foundation for multi-visual research, with Renée Turner and Riek Sijbring. Femke teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute (experimental publishing, Rotterdam) and a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies, Brussels). (2020)
- co-editor, Tracks in Electr(on)ic Fields, Brussels: Constant, 2009, 332 pp. (English),(French),(Dutch)
- co-editor, Are You Being Served? (Notebooks), Brussels: Constant, 2014. (English)
- co-editor, I Think That Conversations Are the Best, Biggest Thing That Software Has to Offer its User, Brussels: Constant, 2015, 351 pp. (English)
- co-editor, Mondothèque: A Radiated Book / Un livre irradiant / Een irradiërend boek, Brussels: Constant, 2016, 225 pp. (English),(French),(Dutch)
- co-editor, The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation, Brussels: Constant, 2018, 244 pp. (English)
- "Codes of Conduct – gemeinsame Werte in alltägliche Praxis umsetzen", in Die schönen Kriegerinnen. Technofeministische Praxis im 21. Jahrhundert, ed. Cornelia Sollfrank, Vienna: transversal texts, 2018, pp 89-110. (German)
- "Codes of Conduct: Transforming Shared Values into Daily Practice", in The Beautiful Warriors: Technofeminist Praxis in the 21st Century, ed. Cornelia Sollfrank, Colchester: Minor Compositions, 2019, pp 57-72. (English)
- co-editor, Networks Of Ones Own 1: "Etherbox", Brussels: Constant, Sep 2019. (English)
- co-editor, DiVersions, Brussels: Constant, 2019. (Dutch),(French),(English)
- Cornelia Sollfrank, "Performing Graphic Design Practice, Femke Snelting", 2014, 33 min. Video interview; part of the artistic research project Giving What You Don't Have.