Animation is a relatively new self taught medium for you, since you’ve been unable to work in your studio during lockdown. Do you miss painting? And how has this medium developed your practice?
I didn’t paint in the first lockdown, but after spending a long time working from home, animating on a screen, I was very happy to make some large, physical work (painting and 3D forms) for my show ‘Ghost Calls’ at DCA, Dundee. I like to move between media, it gives me a sense of freedom, and stops me getting bogged down in one thing. Animation has been an amazing extension of my practice. I see it as a way of walking around in the world of my drawings and paintings. The combination of image, text and sound is a very good way of articulating my ideas, and I like the way it interfaces with the other materialities in my work.
Emma Talbot, Ghost Calls at Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2020
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