Drawing outlines no 3

Looking for myself

2016

Looking for myself is part of the Drawing outlines series. A recurrent concern in Emanuele’s practice lies in how the body continues beyond its physical boundaries into the space, which implicates a spatial and a social context; an investigation that she undertakes with varied approaches across a range of medium.

Facades

2012

Wall # 1, # 3, # 5 and # 6 are a part of a series of images titled Facades. Digitally manipulated photographs revel the interior walls of a knocked down building in an initial stage of restoration. By erasing it’s surrounding the building is taken out of context. The suspended walls becomes a sort of theatrical setting at once interior and facade; acquiring an iconic sense of sacrality, which reveals the power and vulnerability of the process exposed.

Untitled #2

rebalancing the self

2010

 

Honey

2008

Shot over a 12-hours period, from dawn to sunset the video Honey is an edit version of the film in real time. A gradual and continuous change of the world map unfolds beyond our eyes as an ever-growing number of ants approach the drawing to its complete disappearance.

Milk font/Milk vessel

2007

Milk font/Milk vessel was born as a site-specific response to the Florence Trust Residency. It appropriated the iconography of the architecture at Florence Trust by filling the church font not with holy water, but with a rich, thick, velvety white liquid that evoked an eerie sense of timelessness.  The work was consequently adapted for a gallery context and titled Milk Vessel, where the video was projected into an ice container.

One of thousands

2007

One of thousands was created as a site-specific response to the Florence Trust Residency; composed of a video installation projected inside a narrow alleyway underneath the church organ and an additional sound piece, which was playing from above next to the organ and in other areas of the church. The particular positioning of the video encouraged an intimate and contemplative engagement with the work, whilst the sound playing from above created a disruption between moving image and sound.

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