Emma Smith has a social practice that is both research and production based and responds to site-specific issues. Her work investigates human relationship and in particular the ways in which we are connected without realising: the intimate, the invisible, the transient, the subconscious, and the remote.
As part of her process Smith regularly collaborates and works through the bringing together of transdisciplinary teams. She works regularly with leading academics and professionals from across the world from a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, classics, linguistics, mathematics, molecular chemistry, musicology, neuro-science, physics, and psychology.
Involving thousands of members of the public in each project Smith creates events, performances, scores, performance objects, installations and public realm works.
Previous exhibitions and commissions include for Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom, Bluecoat, Whitworth, Tramway, ICA, Arnolfini, Grizedale Arts, Art on the Underground, Delfina Foundation, Wysing Arts Centre, Matadero Madrid, Kunstmusem Luzern, Fabrikken for Kust of Design, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, MAAS Sydney, and Temple Contemporary Philadelphia, among many others.
Smith’s book Practice of Place is published by Bedford Press/ Architecture Association and is available at: https://aabookshop.net/?wpsc-product=practice-of-place.
For more information please visit: www.emma-smith.com
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