Femke Snelting

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Femke Snelting.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh, 2014.
Born Netherlands
Lives 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 to interrogate the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of bodies in the context of volumetric technologies. With the Underground Division (Helen Pritchard and Jara Rocha), she studies the computational imaginations of rock formations. 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)



  • Eva Weinmayr, "Interview with Femke Snelting", in Weinmayr, Noun to Verb: An Investigation Into the Micro-politics of Publishing Through Artistic Practice, Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, 2020, PDF. Conducted Mar 2020. (English)

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