Wed 28 Sep 2022

Talk “Collective Conditions for Re-use”

SKH Research Center, Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm (SE)


Femke Snelting

Talk “Collective Conditions for Re-use” with Eleanor Bauer, Sheryl Doruff and Chrysa Parkinson

Thinking with “Children’s Game #29: La roue”, a work by Francis Alÿs released under an Open Content License, Femke wondered what would be for re-use that could acknowledge different kinds of contributors.

Francis Alÿs, “Children’s Game #29: La roue”. In collaboration with Rafael Ortega, Julien Devaux, and Félix Blume. https://francisalys.com/childrens-game-29-la-roue
Francis Alÿs, Children’s Game #29: La roue (filmstill; credits mention main actors by their first names)

Notes: https://cryptpad.fr/file/#/2/file/+GMUNQGuyfxJ9St6CwRDOcmB/



Femke Snelting

Femke Snelting develops projects at the intersection of publishing, feminisms, and Free Software. In various constellations, she works on re-imagining computational practices to disinvest from technological monoculture and the regime of The Cloud.

With Miriyam Aouragh, Seda Gürses and Helen Pritchard, she runs The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest, a trans-practice and para-academic gathering of activists, artists, engineers and theorists that creates spaces for articulating what computational infrastructures in the “public interest” might be when “public interest” is always in-the-making.

With Jara Rocha, she edited Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence (Open Humanities Press, 2022). The publication results from a collective disobedient research project which interrogated the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of “bodies” in the context of volumetric technologies.

In the research project Ecologies of Dissemination ​​​​​​ she develops, together with Eva Weinmayr, feminist and decolonial approaches to Open Access.

Until 2021, she was responsible for artistic direction of Constant, an association for art and media based in Brussels. Constant generates performative publishing, curatorial processes, poetic software, experimental research and educational prototypes in local and international contexts.

Femke regurlarly teaches at New Performative Practices (Stockholm University of the Arts) and supports artistic research at MERIAN (Maastricht). She also contributes to Nubo, a cooperative which provides locally hosted, Open Source digital services.