Photo: Emily Speed in Liverpool, North West

Emily Speed

Artist, Lecturer / academic

The idea of shelter and the inhabitant is at the core of much of my work; how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space. The word inhabitant contains the root habit (dress) and implies a habitat (dwelling) and my work often has this double function of being both shelter and clothing. The shelters are an expression of the layers that we surround ourselves with. Increasingly my work is worn or performed, using somewhat absurd spaces constructed specifically to fit my body. read full statement

Location Liverpool, North West
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Public art
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Drawing, Film & Video, Performance, Sculpture
Tags architecture, body, sculpture, performance, movement

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