About Emily

About Emily

 

My practice is Interpersonal, intuitive, resourceful and spatial, realised in collaboration with a broad team of other artists and technicians. My work is strongly influenced by the artistic and technical elements of aerial dance and circus, and a decade of producing work in these arts forms. A central orientation of my experimental aerial dance work has been the access and animation of varied spaces where, through processes of disintegration and construction, I creatively compromise the rigidity of physical structures and cultural conventions. I am broadly interested in architectural and material experimentation, exploration of space and the fundamental symbiosis of body and matter. With the human placed at the centre of my practice, I utilise acts of permissive, playful irreverence to explore kinetic, expansive and sublime energetic transmutation through site-responsive performance.

 

My recent projects emphasise the capacity for physical and intellectual reinvigoration of the performance enterprise as an antidote to the problem of inert matter, the prevalence of inanimate 'dead' space in our environment. Through touch, energy flow and movement, with a desire to articulate the ultimate interconnectivity of all things - our ecological reality - I aim to challenge formulaic thinking that limits possibility, vision and experimentation. I employ technical and digital design, intellectual and philosophical dialogue and discussion, choreography and dance, costume and music, to manifest multiplicity, semi-permeability and continuous process in my work, so as to rupture, penetrate, contact and occupy, forbidden, inconvenient, invisible or forgotten space, both imagined and real. This has naturally, but not exclusively, extended to include physical and structural extremes. 

 

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