Geraldine Snell (born 1992, Keighley, UK) shares her creative work in a range of contexts, from social media feeds, literary publications, and live music events through to film festivals, galleries and big screen urban advertising settings.
Recent highlights include CIRCA 2020 - Piccadilly Lights, London Grads Now - Saatchi Gallery, solo exhibition self help - Eston Arts Centre, London Short Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest, overlove (2018, Dostoyevsky Wannabe) and First Love (2021 debut album). See her full CV here:
I am an artist seeking to embody love, light, joy and authenticity in my work and life. Whether it’s music, performance, video, writing, or an experimental anti-disciplinary hybrid, my creative work aids my attempts to live an examined life: to slow down, pay attention, ask questions, and increase connection.
Through my practice, I aim to build and hold space for awakening to the sublime in the mundane; the magic in the everyday. In order to exert greater care, consideration and consciousness in our actions, we first need to feel safe enough to encounter our environment and each other with presence and openness. In my work and life, creative media - including, but not limited to: musical composition and performance; literary expression; spiritual and movement practices; personal filmmaking and storytelling and; social media transmissions - are tools to aid embodiment, connection (to self, other and environment), and presence.
I feel a deep calling to perform, document, and share my ongoing journey of investigation, growth, and healing. From my BA film Jouissance (2014), which captured my struggle with sweet addiction during a period of restrictive eating, through to my book and feature-length web series overlove (2018-9) - described as “a sensual archive as much as a nonfiction novella” by Spam Zine - and my debut album First Love (2021), a saccharine, downtempo, nostalgic, ethereal, dreampop ode to attachment - this journey sees me unfurling some of the nuances of longing, love, and the quest for connection in our ‘everything everywhere’ dopamine-driven consumerist moment.