-an irregularity that suggest the result of tearing; especially a pulled thread in fabric “ a snag in her stocking”
According to us, it is also
1. A Brooklyn based artist collective working in contemporary and traditional fibers process, dedicated to confronting the divide between notions of ‘art’ and ‘craft’. We believe that fibers practice is historically rooted in the domestic sphere, inextricably linked to Feminism and speaks to the role of labor. Acknowledging both personal narratives and institutional history, members seek to create new models for making and viewing work. S N A G rejects the need for a white cube model or canonization, instead drawing inspiration from DIY ethic and punk ideology.
Actually, we like word snag because it can mean lots of stuff. A snag is both a mistake and an opportunity. It creates a rupture on a projection, offering permeability to the other side.
For us, S N A G is a symbol against sterily and perfection. As an acknowledge of the hand made, the imperfect, the exposure, the rupture, being okay with non knowing the interruption of resolution. A S N A G celebrates the thing that happens in the analog realm that cannot and does not need to be fixed. We encourage the consideration of details and the mindfulness that exists behind intention, even in the tiniest thread.
One S N A G, one fissure, one bump in the road indicated the importance of detail to the whole. Fibers is a practice of tending to details. Attributed to Mies Van Der Rohe, the architect who famously said God is in details*
*Turns out the etymology of the word ‘details’ is a fibers related term. The preferred pronunciation is ‘dih-tails’ from the Old French ‘ditallier’ derived from the cutting to pieces of tailor’s remnants. We embrace these polyvocal definitions of God or Science and everything in between.
In conclusion, it isn’t lost on us that we are living during a time of cultural S N A G where meanings, definitions, identities and ideologies are being called into question more rapidly than we can stitch them back together. Whatever your definition of these concepts, we welcome the dialog and discourse that we dream will emerge as a result.