Emily Parsons-Lord makes cross-disciplinary contemporary art that is informed by research and critical dialogue with sciences, natural history, and politics. Her work often attempts to reconcile lofty vast infinities of our place in time and space, and slippages in to the political realities of being a human today. Employing tragi-humour, scale, and performance, Emily interrogates the materiality of invisibility, magic, and stories we tell about reality.
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.