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Emily Snell
(30 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Edinburgh)
Edinburgh College of Art

My works are explorations and investigations of the body. Research and experimentation drive my work and I am interested in the processes of dissection and autopsy; the body being opened up and the point at which we are confronted by our own corporeality. Experimentations with body-like, tactile materials develop through sculpture, sound, video, photography, and installation and I am interested in creating multi-sensory environments. Themes of inside/outside, private/public, femininity, body cavities/orifices/borders, absorption and protrusion, sexuality, mortality, consumption and over-indulgence are present in my work. I search for ambiguous images, concepts that blur borders, and ideas that simultaneously fascinate and repulse. I aspire to create art invoking a sense of physicality and emotion; exposing body to body, and the body to itself.
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The body as a subject for art is I believe a relevant and universal theme, something that continues to change and develop. I am very interested in exploring the impact of technology and consumption on the body, especially with consideration to isolation and the impact of the man-made artificial. I would like to continue creating images that have an uncomfortable, sinister feeling. I would like viewers to respond to the work in an impulsive way, to feel that their bodies are being absorbed and projected in the work. The body may exist very differently in 25 years' time, and I am very interested in the concept of the body becoming a more dissociated from ourselves, a sterile environment. I would like to continue exploring dialogues between materials that have a cold, sterile feeling, images suggesting succulence, flesh and desire and more artificial, suggestive, erotic materials. Rubber is also an important material for me currently and I would like to continue investigating its potential.
My Artworks (6)
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