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BA (Hons) Interactive Arts

Emma Hardaker

I am compelled by an interest in the relationship between art and insanity. I am fascinated by the way mental illness is depicted through artistic interpretation. I am particularly intrigued by outsider art and the works created by the so called insane, constantly questioning the links between genius and madness and how these have developed into such a common romanticism. My work principally explores my own sanity or rather, insanity by creating pieces that test and question my own psychological state. I feel that by questioning my mental sate I can encourage myself to create something more interesting than if I hadn’t. My preferred modes of communication for these ideas are performance and video installation, although I do like to explore other ways in which to document my performances rather than just filming.

Emma Hardaker

Emma Hardaker

Emma Hardaker

Emma Hardaker

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