Artist Statement: Intervals
Addressing themes of nature, collection/archive, habitation and infestation, my video
installation work attempts to create an abstract narrative that highlights familiar sensations of
ordinary experiences. Utilizing close-up shots with a narrow depth of field, I resist full
resolution, placing emphasis on the corporeal response of the viewer. By composing images using a
macro lens, I amplify the everyday in an attempt to reclaim what is unremarkable, discarded or
The video component of my work often functions as a loop. There is no beginning, middle, or end to
the narrative. It is a rhythmic and cyclical depiction of repetitive, mundane tasks. I am
interested in the non-event, and the iterative action as a means to magnify the quotidian.
My practice is constant. I consider everyday moments, the in-betweens and intervals to be part of
my art-making process. I am a detective. I am a scientist. I am an archeologist uncovering the
smallest detail, ready to present my findings to the viewer.
Emilie Crewe (b. 1987, Quebec City, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working in Vancouver,
British Columbia. Her work often takes the form of video installation, sound, sculpture and single-
channel video. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
University in 2009. In the spring of 2011, she received a Master’s of Fine Art in Studio Art from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibition history includes the Governor's Island Art
Fair in New York, NY, the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, IL, and the Khyber Institute of Contemporary
Art in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Screenings include The Labor Party at the Carnegie Museum of Art in
Pittsburgh, PA, the Chicago Underground Film Festival "Salonathon", Alchemy Film and Moving Image
Festival in Hawick, Scotland, and OK.Video FLESH at the National Gallery of Indonesia.