Emmie McLuskey

'Private Lives', 2019. Photo: Cicely Farrer

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Collaboration is central to the work Emmie McLuskey produces, starting with a shared question or observation that she explores more deeply through practice, previously this has taken the form of publications, events, objects, conversations and exhibitions. Recent work has centred around interactions in and between bodies, considering the systems that control and record them. McLuskey works across the roles of artist, programmer, writer and educator. She sees these as completely interlinked and inseparable from each other, these multiple expressions, regardless of form, all come from a desire to communicate and process the nuance and complexity of our world alongside others. Emmie's work privileges the visual, haptic and auditory intelligences as a way of opening up and challenging how we attribute value under capitalism.   

Emmie McLuskey is an artist based in Glasgow. She works with other artists to produce collaborative work; this has previously taken the form of publications, events, objects, conversations, writing and exhibitions. Projects in 2019/20 include ’these were the things that made the step familiar’ at Collective, Edinburgh, ‘Hanging Out’ Artist Moving Image Festival co-programmed with Ima-Abasi Okon and Kimberley O’Neill at Tramway Arts with LUX Scotland, Glasgow and ‘Private Lives’ with Sarah Fastré at Sissi Club, Marseille and Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Switzerland. In 2019 she published A Strange American Funeral with Freya Field- Donovan and in 2020 she was in residence at ARCUS project, Japan in partnership with Hospitalfield, working on a new piece of moving image work titled Organs. McLuskey regularly writes about other artists' work, recent commissions include FVU, London, National Galleries of Scotland and Collective, Edinburgh. 


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Interview with Emmie McLuskey.
Questions devised and set by Talbot Rice Art History placement students Siman Meng & Margaux Zandona