In my current practice I negotiate my physical and spiritual body through the crafting and documented use of ritual objects made from natural materials.
I wish to further extend this overlap into the digital
world, and cross examine how bodies can exist between and simultaneously in the spaces of the physical, spiritual, and digital. This intersection of where things exist has become increasingly important
to me as a way to renegotiate where both my work and I exist.
Static in my Skin explores the
intersection of meditation and dissociation through the repetitive and therapeutic act of animation. This process creates a space for reflection as I negotiate how and where I exist in relation to my own body.
This intersection of where things exist has become increasingly important as a way to renegotiate where both their work and themselves exist within this current time of isolation and physical distance.
By using both hand-crafted, digitally drawn forms as well as hand drawn animation to make a new type of ritual, they hope to challenge their own sense of being as a way to break down and examine the perceived
truths that shape one’s identity as a physical and spiritual being.
This work will attempt to understand how these states exist separately while simultaneously intersecting and informing each other in ways that both erode and nourish what we know as ourselves.
Emily is a Calgary based artist in the final year of her Drawing degree at AUarts. Her practise revolves around spirituality, meditation and the search for Magic in the mundane. Much of their work involves the crafting of objects that focus on the transformation of routine into ritual.
Animation is used in a similar fashion as to give life to the inanimate and her experience with animation is very heavily routed in the therapy its repetition provides in the making process.
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