Frederique Pisuisse, Artist in distribution, Netherlands, 1986
Frederique Pisuisse (1986, NL) holds a Master Fine Arts from Goldsmiths London and BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Through film, writing, music and performance, Frederique explores the topics of memory and trauma. She does this by following methodologies of somatics and body-politics, and borrowing tactics of various therapy forms for mental health issues such as depersonalisation / derealisation, as well as consciousness-expanding practices like psychedelics and nonduality.
Her poems, films and music are dissociative episodes in itself, exploring its creative potential by giving voice to the experience
of "other", an otherness of bodies, and how to live with this.
Frederique produces and DJ’s under the name snailaway playing high-nrg dance music including genres such as
reggaeton, footwork, gabber, kuduro, bubbling and singeli.
Landing from a fascination for syncopated drum patterns and ecstatic hypnotism, snailaway is dedicated to bringing sweat and joy to the dance floor. Her psychedelic cross-overs are a contagious form of effervescent editing through storytelling and somatic trance. Since 2022 they are a resident at MONO Rotterdam. Let’s Move - snailaway is spelled as one word all lowercase
Together with co-founder Saemundur Thor Helgason, Pisuisse runs Cosmos Carl, an online art platform hosting nothing but hyperlinks to artistic projects by over 200 artists, writers, thinkers and curators. Cosmos Carl focuses on the creation of more art in the public domain of the commercial internet.
Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances were at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2022), Home Cinema (2022), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2021), Video Art Festival Turku (Finland, 2020), Banner Repeater (London, 2019), Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich 2019), La Plage (Paris, 2019), Arp Museum (Cologne, 2018), Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Moscow, 2018), Art Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2018), UNSEEN (Amsterdam, 2018), ICA London (London, 2017) and South London Gallery (London, 2017).