Emily Parsons-Lord makes ephemeral installations and performances that are informed by research and critical dialogue with climate sciences, natural history, and politics. Her work attempts to reconcile lofty vast infinities of our place in time and space, and the slippages to the political realities of being a human today in discourses of climate change. Employing tragi-humour, scale, and performance, Emily interrogates the materiality of invisibility, magic, and stories we tell about reality. Parsons-Lord is currently working with different kinds of air, silica aerogels, gallium, distress pheromones, explosions, and the aesthetics of climate change.
Based in Sydney, Emily’s recent work includes recreating the air from past eras in Earth’s evolution, recreating starlight in coloured smoke, multichannel video, and experimenting with pheromones, gallium, explosions, and chemistry. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and participated in the The NSW Visual Arts Fellowship, 2017, Bristol Biennial – In Other Worlds, 2016, Primavera 2016, Australia’s flagship emerging art exhibition, Firstdraft Sydney, and Vitalstatistix, Adelaide.
Parsons-Lord completed a BFA (1st class hons) at College of Fine arts, a Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Sydney, and research at Creative Time in New York, and SymbioticA in Perth, WA.
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