💡❤️ soft instructions: slow down
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💡❤️ soft instructions: slow down

HD version of a portrait oriented video where my disembodied mouth softly sings the following as it floats slowly down the frame (in the opposite direction of our scrolling) and the music slows with each round: speaking slowly helps you slow down moving slowly helps you slow down slow down, slow down chill out chill out pace yourself don't race yourself check yourself embrace yourself _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://vimeo.com/geraldinesnell
💡❤️ Respond, don't react!: Learning presence from dogs
03:58

💡❤️ Respond, don't react!: Learning presence from dogs

I try and encourage Mille & Pippa to respond - as opposed to react - to their environment, but ended up learning a bit about presence from them. 💡❤️ _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://vimeo.com/geraldinesnell
💡❤️ Still Life Moving: Sublime Presence Activation 💡❤️
07:30

💡❤️ Still Life Moving: Sublime Presence Activation 💡❤️

My housemate Johann and I marvel at the beautiful colours that sunlight through glass cast on the kitchen side before drinking some grape juice and discussing inspiration, motivation and creative intervention with the pug mug. 💡❤️ _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://vimeo.com/geraldinesnell
💡❤️ ENJOY NOW: performing presence (breakfast edition!)
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💡❤️ ENJOY NOW: performing presence (breakfast edition!)

Join me as I attempt to be more present during the breakfast mealtime ritual through admiring sunlight slithers, really SMELLING that grapefruit, watching the full duration of the kettle boiling, being jolted into the past by the wistful sight of steam rising from the cup before me, and feebly resisting the phone which urges me to ENJOY NOW as I switch it on. 💡❤️ _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://vimeo.com/geraldinesnell
💡❤️ rise and shine ~ mOrNiNg RoUTiNe HaCkS
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💡❤️ rise and shine ~ mOrNiNg RoUTiNe HaCkS

Join me as I wake up, play with the light coming through the curtains, attempt to meditate, brush my teeth (the RIGHT way) and start off the day in a positive, present state as forms of internalised and external authority or wisdom encourage or interfere with being. 💡❤️ _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://vimeo.com/geraldinesnell
💡❤️ cleaning your phone 💡❤️
03:47

💡❤️ cleaning your phone 💡❤️

“why does your phone get so greasy, when you clean it all the time?x2 all the fuckin time, with alcohol wipes x2 gotta clean it, again x2 make it clean x2 it’s gonna be, the cleanest it’s ever been… cleanest dream x2 it’s gonna be, the cleanest phone you’ve ever seen x2” This work is made to be viewed on a phone (which draws our attention to our flesh and phone’s grub in the material realm), although for exhibition display the work should be shown on a phone with alcohol wipes for audience use. 💡❤️ _____________________________ Hiya! ** I’m Geraldine Snell but YOU can call me Geri. My creative endeavours help me to navigate being an overthinking, overloving, oversharing subject in our hyperconnected, oversaturated, dopamine-soaked now. I share the fruits of this in immediate, intimate forms with light & love. Much like the compact or phone camera I typically use, I start with myself because I’m never without it. From this everyday, autofiction position, I dabble with a range of tools to capture sublime and mundane moments and insights. Sometimes these live on in writing and video; often they are reactivated through musical performance. These processes make Mind Bile manageable: this is a journey of critical self-optimisation and attention conditioning, and YOU are invited. In addition to exhibition and screening contexts, I embrace digital and social media because they are best placed to house antidotes to the conditions of oversaturation and alienation they can induce. Whether it’s human eyes blinking through an emoji, the grubby phone that draws attention to your own sticky screen, or YouTube tutorials that offer more rumination than instruction, I interrupt image streams and social media zing with intimate works that offer a slow, haptic counterpoint to the speed and slickness around them. SEE MORE ON MY CHANNEL AND AT: http://geraldinesnell.com http://instagram.com/geraldinesnell http://twitter.com/gerisnell
looking at ma phone
01:37
Not a drawing video tutorial
01:54
"It was like a fucking brainwave!"
16:46

"It was like a fucking brainwave!"

Basically the last four days in a nutshell, in video form rather than written. All the realisations and musings about pleasure principle, sugar, culture, dissertation topic, art and worry that all this clarity is in fact just mania. An attempt at using neurosis as a medium, with just enough editing and additional work to make it more than a video diary. http://geraldinesnell.com/post/63575926150/dear-simon-reynolds-pursuit-of-pleasure-etc (relevant text, first bit anyway) References: Clip 1 Richard E Grant fucking brainwave from film: Robinson, Bruce (1989) How To Get Ahead In Advertising (tragically little known compared to Withnail, the whole boil thing probably overshadows the other content. much recommended) Clip 2 Charlie Sheen's 'meltdown' interview: ABC News 'Good Morning America' 28.02.11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSa4tmVNM and resulting mashup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QS0q3mGPGg by 'Schmoyoho' related article about how diagnosis of 'nonconformity' and 'freethinking' as mental illness could be used by the state to section critics (Solzhenitsyn anyone?) http://theunboundedspirit.com/nonconformity-and-freethinking-now-considered-mental-illnesses/ Calvino's 'Six Memos' http://www.stanford.edu/~protass/files/Calvino_Six%20Memos%20for%20the%20Next%20Millenium.pdf Food images: 1 -- (chilli bowl. if you're ever in Edinburgh and not a veggie get one) http://lunchquest.co.uk/2012/02/illegal-jacks/ 2 -- (cheesecake) http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/desserts/mint-chocolate-desserts-d12638c200453.html 3 - (brownies) http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/brownies-and-cream-forest-hills?select=EQT02x8B6mCs2JpX3sNJzw#EQT02x8B6mCs2JpX3sNJzw 4 - (brownies 2) http://aprosef.hu/malnas_brownie_recept 5 -- (malteasers brownies) http://www.notsupermum.com/2012/02/recipe-lorraine-pascales-chocolate.html 6 -- (malteasers brownies 2) http://milk-and.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/no-bake-fudge-brownies.html 7 -- (Malteasters bisected) http://hyvanmatkanpaassa.blogspot.co.uk/ 8 -- (crème egg brownies) http://www.sweethartscakesandbakes.com/2013/03/cadbury-creme-egg-brownies.html 9 (paleo brownies) http://en.paperblog.com/recipe-world-s-best-paleo-brownies-292027/ 10 -- (paleo brownies 2) http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2012/12/delicious-new-website/paleo-brownies-3/ David Foster Wallace: This Is Water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI link to Campagna 'The Last Night (coming out in a couple of weeks: http://www.federicocampagna.eu/The-Last-Night