Studio Visit with Emily Lazerwitz
Join us for a private studio visit with art:i:curate artist Emily Lazerwitz, followed by drinks at the Prince of Wales Feathers.
Currently, Emily’s research into methods of encryption and computing history has led her to examine political speech and government transparency, specifically looking at methodologies used by the government to tame post-surveillance society in the United States. For Emily, surveillance and constant terror threat, have existed as long as she can remember, so government actions such as the Freedom of Information Act and the Patriot Act become instigators of a collective myth as opposed to an independent action. By turning to textile, Emily hopes to link the spectacle or charade of government speech with the allure of the fashion world.
Emily's work deals with the issue of time and focuses on the intersection of art, craft, technology, and language. She is concerned with the way technology shapes the direction in which language develops.
Emily Lazerwitz is a visual artist living and working in London. She studied Fine Art at Columbia University in New York (2014) and is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art in London. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Promising Artist Award of Rhode Island School of Design.
Note: drinks at the pub not included.