2009, 15 minutes
Split the View in Two will be a 15 minute 16mm film, taking a story reported recently in the Newspaper where two men had suffered a horrific death whilst undertaking trials for a Large Drugs Company and marrying this with an interest in Anamorphic imagery
Split the View in Two will be a 15 minute 16mm film, taking a story reported recently in the Newspaper where two men had suffered a horrific death whilst undertaking trials for a Large Drugs Company and marrying this with an interest in Anamorphic imagery. The publishing of this story increased the amount of people volunteering for trials considerably, and this strange fact - most likely a result of the accidental advertisement of financial remuneration - highlights a contemporary relationship to the body which seems Anamorphic. Anamorphic Perspective forces the viewer to both succumb to and resist absorption into the picture plane: the anamorphic distortion making the viewer aware of phenomenal as well as representational space. It is this flux - between an awareness of phenomenal space - that which cognizable by the senses and a relation to how that 'sense' relates to it's representation - in this case within an economic value system, which informs Split the view in Two Part II. Within this contemporary newspaper article particularly - the body as cipher within a market seems to overshadow sensorial value - or 'sense' (as in common sense). Wardill's solo projects include Solo Exhibitions at the ICA, London (2008), and the performance event 'The Feast Against Nature', in Grizedale in the Lake District and PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York (2004). In 2006 she featured in the Art Now Lightbox programme at Tate Britain, and in 2007 her work was screened at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Witte de With, Rotterdam, the London Film Festival. August 2007 saw her performance 'Life is a Dream' at The Serpentine Gallery, London and her nomination for the Jarman Award. Emily Wardill is the is currently working towards a solo exhibitions at De Apple, Amsterdam, The Showroom, London and Group exhibitions at Tate Britain and MOCA Miami.