Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9
June 22, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Photographer : Renaud Schrobiltgen
Courtesy of Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels
Opening Reception —
June 23, 2019
Members Preview: 12 – 2pm
Public Reception: 2 – 4pm
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Tracey Snelling’s work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and location.
Berlin-based artist Tracey Snelling’s Clusterf*ck series consists of immersive installations that combine sculpture, video projections, lights, rugs, kitsch, and odd accessories, creating the illusion of being transported to a foreign world. A cacophony of symbols and sounds places the viewer at the conjunction of different, sometimes opposing cultures – all simultaneously animated in Snelling’s world. Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9 will be Snelling’s largest iteration in the series.
Snelling’s work is derived from voyeurism, film noir, and location. Snelling explains “I am not trying to replicate a place; rather I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allow the viewer to extrapolate their own meaning.”
Situated in the center of Clusterf*ck 9 will be an installation of a living room where a performance will take place after a talk by the artist on Sunday, June 23rd from 1-2pm, and again during the opening reception from 3-4pm. The performance will focus on the experience of loneliness amidst the constant chatter of life, the overwhelming bustle of people in a metropolis, and themes of privacy.
Tracey Snelling is an American artist based in Berlin. Snelling has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and Italy. She received the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, was awarded a fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, and completed permanent sculptural commissions at the Historisches Museum Frankfurt and Facebook offices in California. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Baltimore Museum of Art; the Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; the West Collection, Oaks, PA; and 21c Museum, Louisville, KY. Snelling will take part in the Havana and Venice Biennales this year.
Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9 is part of the ongoing series of ICA Sandbox Projects. The distinctive Sandbox Projects support artists to experiment, take risks, and create immersive, site-specific installations that would not otherwise be realized. Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9 is ICA Sandbox Project 8.
Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9 is supported in part by a grant from the John S.and James L. Knight Foundation.