Addressing themes of labour, habitat, collections and archives, my video practice explores the notion of the unsung hero in an attempt to uncover what is buried, discarded or forgotten.  By integrating acute macro imagery and textural sound into my art, I aim to viscerally connect the viewer to my work. My intention is to produce artworks that conjure a physical response in the audience, as if they can sense the content in their fingertips, perceive olfactory components from moving images and observe audio in a corporeal way.  As an artist, I aspire to bring the unseen and the unnoticed to light. 

My current research is focused on the neuroscience of music, and how our bodies respond to elements such as tone, timbre, rhythm and contour.  Driven by musical structure and form, recent projects are composed using constructs such as harmony & melody, repetition, variation and inversion.  Many of my videos are edited to the beat of a metronome in order to evoke an internal rhythm within viewers.  

My practice is constant. I consider everyday moments, the in-betweens and intervals to be part of my art-making process. I am a detective. an archivist. a scientist. a storyteller. I am an archaeologist uncovering the smallest detail. My sketch-work and artistic investigations take into consideration the materiality of the collection and the archive. I appreciate libraries, taxonomy, schematics, diagrams and maps.


emiliecrewe@gmail.com


emiliecrewe@gmail.com

With sincerity and gratitude, I acknowledge that I live and work on the stolen, sacred and ancestral territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations.