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S/N is a multi-disciplinary art group, which works extensively with, but not limited to, video, sound, animation, photography, and mobile media. The exhibitions often include performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media.
S/N members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who crossed paths in 2007 while attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. They have been creating collaborative work since 2008, which have been exhibited and screened world wide in various festivals, galleries and museums including Hong Kong Art Fair, Pekin Fine Arts, DAS Weekend, the Freies Museum in Berlin, and the Czong Institute for Conmporary Art in Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
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 spent three months at Takt Kunstprojektraum artist residency in Berlin, Germany. In 2012 s/n was invited by SEEK-ART to create the Beijing Remix Project in Beijing for RAZE and were awarded the Culture Works Grant. In 2014 s/n were finalists for the MacArthur Grant in Documentary Film. In 2015 s/n received the William Minor Grant.
Currently, Jennida serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography and Hassan is the Technology Coordinator for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and the Executive Director of the Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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 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 additional information and work please check out our website here: signal-to-noise.us
Example works: artist statements for individual works can be found at each link
Richmond Reclamation Project (currently in production)
for more information on the Richmond Reclamation Project, please visit: richmondreclamationproject.com
The Fawn (trailer)
In the Dreams of Others (2014)
running time: 5:05
Here are two interviews regarding In the Dreams of Others:
The RVA Remix (2012)
Mobile App: layar.com/layers/g40
Handy-Video Project (2011)
Handy-Video playable map: http://tinyurl.com/jtk45s2
Delay in Glass (2010)
running time: 4:20
TransAltScore I (2011)
Running time: 3:40
Drawn Caution I (2011)
running time: 1:26
Cui Bono (2009)
running time: 4:40