After using the residency to reflect on recent work and in turn, possible future works, Emily Speed will give a short talk that introduces some of her current interests and ideas around scale models, men, hubris, cake and verisimilitude in Mussolini's EUR area of Rome. There will be a small fold-out publication to accompany the talk as well as an architectural cake, to be eaten during the evening.
Emily Speed is interested in the relationship between people and buildings. Often working with simple medium such as wood, cardboard and paper, Emily explores our phenomenological experience of building materials and architecture.
Emily Speed (based in Frodsham, Cheshire) is currently on residency at Standpoint Gallery, as part of Standpoint Futures Residencies 2014.
Taking place at Standpoint Gallery, London, Standpoint Futures Residencies are for emerging/mid career artists, designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualized opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas.
Standpoint Futures is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland and the Fenton Arts Trust.
We would also like to acknowledge our regional partners with whom we run the programme and select artists: G39, Chapter, Peacock Visual Arts, Exeter Phoenix and The Royal Standard.
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