Valerie Snobeck:

The Material of a Thousand Uses

February 27 – March 28, 2009


Plunk… there goes the cargo. Hark. Shoulder Shrug. Pivot. Shoulder Shrug. Bling and coins flow. Cha-ching, Bling, ding ding. Beep Beep Beep. (Little beeps) (mid-high pitched). Oh, those who build. Reverse your versions. The Air is hot. Get in the fountain and dance, clothes removed. Oh, get out. Po Po come. “The water belongs to everyone…” serial. Surreal. Make a dropping sound with your mouth. Hold hands and stretch across something larger than you. 10. What is it? Touch the radiator, touch the faucet, touch the gasket, touch the radio. You are a player. Jettison on the dance floor. Dadajam. Zip zip zip un-button re-button. Vessel the vessel. Like you pot. Water those plants. Whip out your arm. Step on forth. Jettison, jettison, jettison, Oghks…We all move.

Valerie Snobeck received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2008. She currently lives and works in Chicago.