Emma Wise is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is grounded in the creation of site-responsive installations, indoor and outdoor. She believes in the power of an elegant resolution and has often used 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.
More recently, interactive and collaborative works incorporating conversation and collective mapping reflect her belief in the strength and importance of community. 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.