Addressing themes of labour, habitat, collections and archives, my video practice amplifies familiar sensations of ordinary experiences in an attempt to reclaim what is unremarkable, discarded or forgotten. I am interested in the non-event, and the iterative action as a means to magnify the quotidian.

The video component of my work often functions as a loop. There is no beginning, middle or end to the narrative. It is a rhythmic and cyclical depiction of repetitive and sometimes mundane tasks. By integrating acute textural imagery and sound into my art, I aim to viscerally connect the viewer to my work. I want my audience to feel as though they can touch the images, smell them, and sense them within their body.

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

I gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples - sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.