Emma Wise is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice centred around the creation of site-responsive installations, indoor and outdoor. She believes in the power of an elegant resolution and often uses simple elements on a large scale to dramatic effect. Her work is frequently driven by strong views on socio-political issues, and she is particularly interested in the negotiation of territory, in barriers and borders, ownership and passage.
Interactive and collaborative works reflect her belief in the strength and importance of community. In her large-scale interventions the extended act of creation is often integral and this has led to a more conscious embrace of live art in recent installations. Emma has worked as an oral historian and in film editing and her work can incorporate sound and/or video, often using the intimacy of direct voice, written and recorded, or found and edited.