Emily Wardill | the artist
The artist Emily Wardill
Born 1977, Rugby, England.
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Following sources of philosophy, science and culture, Emily Wardill recomposes text and image material from the history of ideas—such as the motives of medieval church windows or theoretical treatises from Ruskin to Rancière—and develops a many layered and intense meshwork of autonomous statements and concepts. Her work is concerned with strategies of communication and the implicit connection between the structure of a language and the media conversion of the pre-existent text and image material.
Emily Wardill puts her viewer between a rock and a hard place. Her films focus on those brief moments of clarity, when truth and fiction blur, and our reason is sent ricocheting across the universe like a pinball…
Emily Wardill’s latest film, Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck a Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network and Picture This co-production produced as part of the Bristol Mean Time residency takes audiences into dark allegorical scenes depicting religious iconography, outmoded superstition and slapstick comedy…