Photo: Emily Campbell in Cambridge, South East

Emily Campbell

Artist, Digital designer, Lecturer / academic

My interests lie in making work that is both visually and emotionally stimulating. It seeks not only to transform the site it is made for, but also to transform the performance/behaviour of the viewer. The approach is not defined by material, or by process, more by the people, places and function that each opportunity offers. Fundamental to all my work is the interaction of the viewer with the piece, by talking to, or looking at the viewer, the person looking at the work becomes the focus of the artwork rather than the piece itself. By shifting the emphasis of the passive onlooker, to the subject, the work seeks to raise the aspirations and status of the viewer. My practice not only seeks to involve the viewer, but also often integrates members of the public or users of the space into the image; this method makes stars of the participants involved and adds to the sense of public ownership (Please see Love Ties Account). My Practical skills lie in photography and digital imaging, which I use not only to create large-scale floor pieces, but also as a tool to create a visual understanding of written concepts. read full statement

Location Cambridge, South East
Activities Arts in health, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Consultancy, Project, Installation, Photography, Public Art
Tags public art, site specific art, arts and health, uplifting, surreal, welcoming, nature, animals,

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