S/N Coalition is an transdisciplinary art group, which works extensively with, but not limited to, video, sound, animation, photography and locative media. The exhibitions often include performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media.
Coalition members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who crossed paths in 2007 while attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. The similar interest in documenting elements of their community resulted in working within similar environments and, thus a natural friendship and collaborative working relationship formed. They have been creating collaborative work since 2008.
In 2010 S/N were awarded three artist residencies which included Ox-Bow, Elsewhere Collaborative and Milkwood in the Czech Republic. In 2011 S/N are currently in residence Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany.
Thematic undercurrents in S/N’s creative process began in dealing with the task of interacting with social constructs as it relates to race and gender. The resulting work demonstrates their combined effort to relate to one another in conjunction with their presumed place within society. A shared fascination with ideas of the hidden, overlooked and unconsidered histories approach themes of relational interaction with the deliberate intent to undermine and subvert negative social constructs. The goal is to uncover fresh possibilities and the belief is that activating good conversation is the precursor to positive change.
The hope of the coalition is to strengthen its own capacity to collaborate with one another and ultimately to expand this practice; perhaps to include other artists as they draw upon any artistic community they encounter.
For questions regarding work please contact Jennida Chase at jennidachase[at]gmail.com
S/N Screening/Exhibition/Performance Record:
TransAltScore WATCH IT! Video Art Exhibition, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Handy-Video Collection (Selected titles) RedRail Community Intervention, Norfolk Cultural Affairs and AltDaily in Norfolk, VA
Handy-Video Collection (Selected titles) Intersection, Freies Museum Berlin, The Projekt Raum, Curated by Ying Feng in Berlin, Germany
TransAltScore The Walthamstow International Film Festival London, England
By Day & By Night & Occuli to infinitum Lumen International Video Art and Projection Festival, Staten Island, NY Curated by Ginger Shulick & COAHSI
By Day & By Night & Occuli to infinitum Art|Everywhere 2011, Juried by Amy L. Brandt, Ph.D, Heather Hakimzadeh & John Roth in Norfolk, VA
Delay in Glass Clip Award No & Low Budget KurzFilmFestival, Mannheim, Germany Juried by Regina Hess, Joachim Kurz, Dr. Thomas Oberlies
Jesus & the Deer Scroll Bowl V, The 22 Magazine, Brooklyn, NYCurated by John Jennison
Handy-Video Collection (Selected titles) Symbiotic Output, Alice Gryphius Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany
Collection of work DAS Weekend: Video-Gang Open Studio, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
Input/Output: Colaborative Music Using Unlikely Objects at Elsewhere Collaborative Residency, Greensboro, NC
Cui Bono Art Everywhere 2010, Juried Public Art Initiative, Norfolk, VA
Conversations FilmOneFest, Atlantic Highlands Marina, Atlantic Highlands, NJ