2012 UWE Creative Arts: Emma in New York

Emma Lilwall’s Presentation for UWE Creative Arts Gane Trust Travel Scholarship December 2012

Emma Lilwall’s Gane Travels in New York

In December Emma Lilwall gave a remarkable account of her Gane Travel Sholarship visit to New York in the summer of 2012, to gain experience in large-scale audio installation and develop her vocal technique as part of performance art.

Emma planned carefully to take advantage of a workshop by the world famous artist Meredith Monk, who “creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception.” She also approached two leading installation artists, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, who invited her to sit in on the prepration of a installation in the historic Armory, home of major moments in the history of modern art.

Emma’s description of her experience took us to new areas of artistic development, and finished with her plans to create a new piece at St. Paul’s Southville, feeding her experience back into art practice in the Bristol community. It was an inspiring presentation and description of what the Gane Travle Scholarships can enable to happen.

Picture: Emma talking to Trustee Heather about her experience

Picture: Emma in front of Picasso’s mnasterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, at the Museum of Modern Art


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