Emma works across live performance and digitally mediated experiences, drawing on choreographic and screendance practices.
Emma’s approach to art making is guided by principles of process and collaboration. Her role as primary care-giver of her two young children and living regionally orients Emma towards an ethics of hyper locality – a revaluing of the home and community as sites of cultural production and knowledge.
In 2016 Emma co-founded an artist run initiative called Open Practice in Brisbane, a platform operating through the sharing of artistic practice. She is interested in locating her practice within this collective space as she values the multiplicity of perspectives which both breaks down and expands her thinking through the input of many minds and bodies.
In 2020 Emma conducted a home residency in response to the conditions brought about by Covid in which she explored the use of video as a choreographic tool, producing a series of six short videos within a creative exchange with screendance artist Dianne Reid.
Emma enjoys reflective and critical writing as part of her practice. In 2020 Emma contributed a written piece to the ‘Why Does Dance Matter Now?’ series commissioned by Delving Into Dance and Critical Path. She also self-publishes blog pieces reflecting on her practice, found on the ‘Practice Notes’ page on her website.