Tracey Snelling: Everything is Everything

Words by Teresa Sartore
September 13, 2013

“Driving down the street at night, I look at the lit windows of the houses that I pass, and I wonder who lives there.” Tracey Snelling

Aeroplastics Contemporary presents a personal exhibition by Tracey Snelling. Everything is Everything displays a variety of new multi-media installations, including miniature sculptures, projections and found objects. These works are in part the result of the artist’s recent residencies in Beijing and Zhujiajiao, China. Wondering through her installations, images from places visited by the artist reproduce a kind of traveler’s personal three-dimensional diary: an imaginary world made of plural realities and cultural iconographies.

Tracey Snelling states that her work “derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location”. When travelling around the world, the artist feels inspired by the idea of the foreign, the unfamiliar, and by the intersection between place and experience. At Aeroplastics Contemporary the viewer experiences a journey in an interconnected globalized world, where dimensions and distances seem to loose importance and urban cultures mix. Hybrid realities are created, conveying new ways of perceiving fragmented and diverse experiences. Eventually, a conflating process is produced, connections between places emerge clearly and frontiers become blurred.
Tracey Snelling’s film Nothing recently participated to the international competition at the 14th Circuito Off Video Festival, Teatrino Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. Her sculpture-models are included in renowned collections such as Margulies Collection (Miami), David Roberts (London), Antonio Dalle Nogare (Italy), Gemeentemuseum Helmond (The Netherlands), Himalayas Museum (Shanghai), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Texas), Selfridges (London), West Collection (Pennsylvania) , 21c Museum (Kentucky), Angel Collection of Contemporary Art (Israel), and Microsoft Art Collection (Redmond, Washington).

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