General Sharing is a student-run initiative working within the Nordic/Baltic region. The facilitators, also known as curators, [Megan Auður (IS), Patricia Carolina (NO), Peik Elias (NO), Sabīne Šnē (LV), Cheonghye Sophia (NO)] came together in 2021, through “Your General Sharing of Art: By(e) Biennale” a Kuno Express course led by Kirke Kangro and Bjarki Bragason.
Triggered/supported by professors and carried by students, General Sharing emerges within Kuno, a network of art professionals and students working across 18 art academies in the Nordic and Baltic region. General Sharing is 13 people in dialogue across different cities. Coming together, and engaging with each other's practices, General Sharing wishes to be a meeting point to create ideas, find points of support, amplify our communalities, and make space for our differences.It is all about non-hierarchical approach, new tools and structures and networking as the main goal.
This collective effort was presented as an exhibition in three venues. Works by Sabīne Šnē were on wiev at Vent Space in Tallinn, Estonia and Köysiratagalleria in Turku, Finland.
Neither Longing Nor Loneliness, Only Sand From The Seashore
Group show GeneralSharing: 27m above the Sea at Vent Space, Tallinn, Estonia
2 videos (3D animation and sound, 1920x1080)
A fictional place which is made to mirror and to adapt its inhabitants’ emotions. It is somewhere by the sea, in a region that faces global issues and deals with historical trauma. Where people face everyday struggles, try to live happily but neighbors think it is okay to go and kill someone else. This place is sensitive, it molds itself according to the emotions experienced by those who inhabit it. The place can modify itself, reshape, grow in happiness and shrink in fear. Work is inspired by a short fiction story Vermilion Sands by British writer J. G. Ballard.
Air Kicks Fallen Into Water
Group show GeneralSharing: 19m above the Sea at Köysiratagalleria, Turku, Finland
Video (3D animation and sound, 4K)
The work is different from the one above, but it is based on the same idea.