Muteness

2006

In the video Muteness, the viewer witnesses a slow process of unbecoming, as the letters of the alphabet melt and disintegrate before one’s eyes with the intervention of water. The ebbing away of the form and the resulting abstract image are compelling viewing. The tenuous relationship between chaos and order is evident here, as the work acknowledges our psyche’s constant unravelling in today’s world (extract from Kathy Battista text).

Draw 2014 Symposium and Exhibition

Untitled #1

2008

Untitled #1 is part of a series of work which explore boundaries and shifting territories

Meltingme

2005

This is a time-based installation. Each day, frozen ink is cast into letters, the given material slowly being replaced by a trace of the communication with the negative of the letters that forms on the floor, pointing to what was once fleetingly there (from Lisa Le Feuvre text).
Frozen ink melts the letters m and e onto a scroll of paper, eerily painting a portrait of itself in action; a powerful example of time-based work which has immediacy and honesty. The viewer can return to discover a new, changing relationship as the piece evolves (from GX Jacques review).

 

WhiteNoise

2015

WhiteNoise is a collaborative residency and exhibition between Greig Burgoyne and Rossella Emanuele, held at the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), in London. WhiteNoise bookwork, a consequent publication with interpretive and critical writings, published by Marmalade visual theory and is distributed by Central Books, extended the project concerns in the form of an artist book.

The project sought to explore through collaboration drawing in relation to performance, considering how the role of the body can expand our notion of what constitutes the structured space. In the form of markmaking, walking, combined with repetition, accumulation and endurance, the resulting installation and films aimed to debate how drawing can explore systems of making and thinking. Considering the energy in becoming brought into the space in the making of the work and those forces that exist already in and outside of the context and site together.

The project was funded by the Arts Council England (ACE) and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

WhiteNoise bookwork 

WhiteNoise bookwork texts

Yale University Radio interview 

Central Books

Black milk

2006

Seawater/NaCL

2014

Salt and water have a mesmeric quality intimate connected with life and death and the creation of meaning. In Seawater/NaCL micro and macro are seen as one, looking into the micro revels the macro and vice versa. The installation included NACL Studies a video shot with an optical microscope that records the process of formation of salt’ crystals from chloride atoms and Seawater, which shows images of the horizon digitally manipulated to expose the editing process, perhaps a futile attempt at counting infinity.

Seawater/NaCL was a project commissioned for Coastal Current Arts Festival in Hastings; it was shown in the exhibition Space Interrupted curated by Clare Sheppeard at Electro Project Space, St Leonard on Sea in 2014.

Stillness

2005

The video Stillness explores the fluidity of the boundaries between the inside and the outside by using a transparent, spherical glass container filled with ink, immersed in water.  The work shows a very slow transfer of black ink into water.  The image, which at times seems almost still, is in continuous transformation.  Gradually, the object disappears into blackness, leaving behind a reflection of its surroundings. The projection, shot in real time, lasts over an hour, is in a loop and is projected onto sandblasted glass.

Drawing outlines no 1

2014

Drawing outlines plays with an impossibility. Two dancers are tasked to define their own physical boundaries when in movement; continuously redrawing their own outline whilst negotiating their space with the other. The notion of shifting boundaries is an on-going concern in Emanuele practice that she explores through physical and material circumstance.

Drawing outlines was realized for ACTS REACTS 2014, a festival of performance across theatre and fine art at Wimbledon Space, with the participation of dancers Lauren Bridle and Davin King from The People Pile.

Acts Re-acts 1 Exhibition

Speechless

2006

Graphics traces

2014

Graphics Traces is a site specific performance and installation that examines the relationship between drawing and dance: from the live to the mediated act, from the screen to the dancer in the space, from the dancer movement to the drawn mark. ‘Via a performance incorporating live dance, drawing, sound and video projections, Emanuele’s performance explored dance as a form of notation, tasking a dancer with creating certain formation and pattern of marks by the end of the performance and seeing how this affected the dance and gestures that then occurred’ (review by Sarah McLean)

Graphics Traces was realized for acts reacts 2014, a festival of performance across theatre and fine art at Wimbledon Space with the participation of dancer Lauren Bridle from The People Pile.

Acts Re-acts 1 Exhibition