Graft: Intervals and Burrowed Stories, 2011


Graft: Intervals and Burrowed Stories, 2011
15'54" Single-Channel (Vertically Oriented; 9:16 Aspect Ratio)
Looped HD Video Projection and Stereo Sound
Featuring Emil Ferris with appearances by Ruby Ferris (Emil's daughter)


This sculptural video installation features a worn, transplanted section of a wall. The interior space unveils a collection of objects. A large-scale HD video projection covers the exterior wall. The video documents a hermetic woman who “nests” inside of the wall.

Utilizing close-up shots with a narrow depth of field, Crewe's sculptural video installation resists full resolution, placing emphasis instead on the corporeal response of the viewer. In the video, the artist presents an antihero: a hermit or hoarder. The amorphous figure’s unfixed, unidentifiable presence surfaces and retreats from view within an accumulation of objects.

- Rebecca Schlossberg, Curatorial Fellow; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois




Collection of objects from the video installation, "Graft: Intervals and Burrowed Stories":





Documentation & Video Stills:





Every Object Inside the Wall:

(184 Photographs)



Installing the Artwork + Mock-up Sketch:


*This work was exhibited as a solo exhibition for my MFA thesis at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, Illinois, 2011, and as a solo show at the AC Institute in New York, NY in 2014.


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.