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October 2015: Artist Talk at Fitzwilliam Museum

2-3pm, Sunday 25 October, Fitzwilliam Museum

Artist Emma Smith, Open House resident artist for 2015, introduces her sources of inspiration and discusses her residency and artistic practice.

Open House is a creative collaboration between communities of North Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard. Smith’s residency has been inspired by 16th century casebooks which note the ailments, whether physical or social, of the population and ‘prescribed’ solutions of astrologers Forman and Napier. Her work also reflects founder of Kettle’s Yard, Jim Ede, who would welcome soldiers on leave from Gibraltar to his home in Tangiers for a cultural ‘respite’ in their duties.
Smith will introduce these sources of inspiration and discuss her Open House residency and artistic practice.

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February 2014: New Publication: Collective Praxis

Following on from a series of peer-to-peer workshops in Autumn/Winter 2012 as part of ongoing research into social practice, Spacex have now printed a publication to expand on this research.  The workshops opened up a space to share experience, engage in peer critique and reflect critically on where theory meets practice when artists develop collaborative or participatory projects. Each session was led by a UK based practitioner with extensive experience of working with social practice; Emma Smith, Lotte Juul Petersen, Nuno Sacramento, Sophie Hope and Emily Druiff.


The publication aims to disseminate these discussions with texts by Martha Crean, Sophie Hope and Emma Smith.

For further information, or if you are interested in receiving a copy please contact

February 2014: CPAIR Residency

I have been awarded Copenhagen Artist in Resident 2014 and will be hosted by the Factory of Art and Design in Copenhagen for February and March 2014.

January 2014: Delta Arts Symposium

On 18th January Delta Arts are hosting a one day symposium: The Ship of Empty Boxes, in collaboration with Birkbeck. This symposium is part of the research process for Delta Arts project Intermodal Flow: an artist residency on board a container ship sailing between the UK and China.

November 2013: The Eterphilous Society

Eterphilous Image

The Eterphilous Society (T.E.S.) is a collaborative project between myself and curator Lucia Garavaglia to research the notion of intimacy.

A new performance work was presented at Artsadmin on 21 November 2013.

November 2013: New commission with Arnolfini

Arnolfini gallery have just received a Wellcome grant to commission me to create a new project over 2014-2015. The work is called 5Hz and is a collaborative project between myself, cognitive neuroscientist Nina Kazaini, psycholinguist and phonetician Laurence White and musicologist Emma Hornby.

October 2013: New work at ICA

Love Me, Love Me Not is a new performance work produced for the ICA in the context of the Lutz Bacher exhibition.

30 August 2013: Campanologia Bologna

A new bell ringing performance for the city of Bologna! Photos courtesy of Federico Borella.

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