A talk by visiting professor Emily Wardill
In her talk on the 4th October, Emily Wardill will begin with her film Ben shown on 16mm as an introduction to her ambivalent relationship towards materialist film. The talk will trace a timeline where she will elucidate the evolution of her practice, thinking and research touching on many works including 'When you fall into a trance' and 'I gave my love a cherry that had no stone'. There will be a short break and then Wardill will screen her film 'No Trace of Accelerator' from 2017 and shown at Bergen Kunsthall, Gulbenkian, CPHDOX and The London Film Festival.
Talk will be followed by a Q & A.
Emily Wardill has been working for 20 years as an artist in film, sculpture, installation and performance. Her sensual works attempt to investigate the synesthetic nature of our understanding and communication and rewire connections between images, ideas, and imagined objects.
Wardill’s work was exhibited in solo shows including Bergen Kunsthall (2017), Gulbenkian Project Spaces (2017), INDEX, Stockholm (2014), The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2012); de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2012); The Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2011) List Centre MIT Boston and ICA, London (2007–08). Her work was included in group shows at The Biennale of Moving Images, Geneva (2016), Salzburger Kunstverein (2015), the Serpentine Gallery London (2012), the Showroom Gallery London (2010), the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2011), the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge/MA (2010), the ICA, London (2008), the Hayward Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; MUMOK Vienna; and MOCA, Miami.
Her work was awarded the Jarman Award in 2010 and the Leverhulme Award in 2011.
She participated in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and the 19th Sydney Bienalle (2014)