Born in Bathurst, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney.
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 in the political realities of being a human today. Employing tragi-humour and performance, Emily interrogates the materiality of invisibility, magic, and stories we tell about reality.
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 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship, 2017, Bristol Biennial – In Other Worlds, 2016; Primavera 2016; Underbelly Arts Festival 2015; 2014 & 15 Proximity Festival, Art Gallery of Western Australia; Firstdraft Sydney, 2015; and Vitalstatistix, Adelaide. Emily undertook research at Creative Time in New York, Chirstmas Island Refugee Detention Centre, and SymbioticA in Perth.