The Ambassadors (2019)

The Ambassadors series (2019) is an expansion of the initial project, composed of three videos exploring the unarticulated communications within three separate face to face interactions.

Hosted by INTERNET ART BOOK FAIR in the summer of 2019 (and beyond on the project page) Each video occupied the landing page of INTERNET ART BOOK FAIR for the last two weeks of each summer month.

The Ambassadors - 1 — mid June
The Ambassadors - 2 -- mid July
The Ambassadors - 3 -- mid August

Find the full collection on the project page.

About The Ambassadors:

We send out a multitude of subconscious ambassadors when we face another person.

In three parts,The Ambassadors tries, with text, to represent each ambassador within a series of face to face interactions - layered and partial; concurrent and scrolling. Each video is a different interaction with its own interpersonal assumptions, confusions and revelations. Flowing, they may moisten your lips now, but your mind a bit later. Give these texts as little or as much attention as you can, and whatever is important will stick.

Our innate inability to maintain consciousness of all that is communicated in a given moment shall not be conquered despite our multitasking brain expansion training, neuro-linguistic programming, attempts at simultaneous output/input (how many tabs do you have open right now?). We are not --  no, nowhere near -- in control, but we can try our best to sense all that passes between two bodies.

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The Ambassadors (2016)

Text on paper.
SOHO20 +/- Project Space
The Ambassadors was commissioned for SOHO20 Gallery's +/- Project Space

Text, more specifically word, often the most clumsy of vessels, is the primary medium through which Snowe attempts to imitate the simultaneous transactions that occur within a single face to face interaction.

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We present a multitude of subconscious ambassadors when we face another person. What is our diplomatic strategy for putting one foot forward? How and for whom do you enter into foreign social territory? Our innate inability to maintain consciousness of all that is communicated in a given moment shall not be conquered, regardless of our multitasking brain expansion training, neuro-linguistic programming, attempts at simultaneous output/input (how many tabs do you have open right now?). You are not, no, nowhere near in control, but you can try your best to sense all that is passing between two bodies.

Here Snowe tries, with text, to represent each ambassador, installed layered and partial; concurrent and scrolling; flowing, they may moisten your lips now, but your mind a bit later. Yes, your attention may not be at its calmest and fullest right now. That is okay. Snowe asks that you only give these texts as little or as much as you can, and whatever is important will stick.

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In conjunction with this project, on Thurs. February 18, Snowe performed an orchestrated reading of these texts, inspired by poets and musicians such as Robert Ashley and Glenn Gould, overlapping each one to create a new sound work.

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