Emma Finn (b. 1987 in Galway, Ireland) lives and works in London, UK. Using moving image and narrative, Finn aims to transport viewers to uncomfortable places that sit between reality and invention. Much of Finn’s work begins with ‘the Marks’ – more than just drawings, these quasi-autonomous forces which form in her sketchbooks, emerge with stories they want to tell. Behind her work is a lengthy process of research, to identify the stories, places and ideas that ‘the Marks’ are seeking to share; sometimes finding their echo in reality.
Marrying green-screen technology with lo-fi techniques, Finn builds worlds where multiple planes operate independently of one another, reflecting how technology allows us to create our own private heterotopias.
Finn is currently studying at the Royal College of Art as part of the Contemporary Art Practice: Moving Image Pathway MA Programme.
Solo shows include: First a Tent, AIRY, Yokomizo Seishi Memorial Building, Yamanashi, Japan (2016); Double Mountain, Edinburgh Art Festival commissioned programme, Scotland (2015).
Group exhibitions/screenings include: Muscle Wire, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK (2017); Between Dog and Wolf, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2017); Terra Nullius, Collective Misnomer, Denver, Colorado, USA (2016); Edinburgh Artist Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh, UK (2016); New Scottish Artists: An RSA Exhibition, Fleming Collection, Mayfair, London, UK (2014); Golden Mountain, Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway, Ireland (2014).
For more information visit emmafinn.co.uk.
A MAP Magazine project - Curated by Deborah Jackson
We Who Are About To...
We who are about to… takes its title from the 1976 feminist science fiction novel by Joanna Russ, whose story pivots on themes of inevitability and speculation, existence and meaning.
The project comprises a showroom, workshop, screening and discussion that consider visions of the future through the lens of feminist discourse. It examines how art can provide a productive, critical space where future visions can be rehearsed and offer different ways of seeing and understanding, helping us to reveal our present states.
The Showroom will be located at the Savoy Centre.
Additional events will be held at the CCA:
Before Colloquy, Fri 27 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Showroom, Sun 29 April, 12noon – 6.30pm
Pseudo Play, Sun 29 April, 7pm – 9pm
20& 21, 25-28 April & 2-5 May, 12noon-5.30pm
Fri 27 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Sun 29 April, 10am-4pm
Sun 29 April, 7-9pm
Date and time – TBC