RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Fine Art

Contemporary Art Practice graduate Emmajane Kingaby received the Principal’s Award for Fine Art

Judges commented on the abrupt transition from art gallery to laboratory as they entered her exhibition space. The steel tables and clear white walls suggested a sterile, clinical environment, and challenges the distinction between what is creative and what is scientific.

Emmajane Kingaby with her award winning artwork

Artist’s statement:

01001000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 0010000011111
00100000 01100001 Human beings are the convergence between
nature and machine. >>>>>>>>>>>>> Our body is the laboratory:
if you look closely you can see evolution happening before your eyes.
We became Homo Sapiens 200,000 years ago. We are now Homo
Prostheticus. I invite you to consider when will we be Homo Digitalis?

0110101101001 01101111 01101110>>>>> We are machine already.
I confront people with the workings of our organic mechanism and
invite them to consider changing parts: aversion and attraction >>>>>
01100011 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100101 0000101000011

Themes of evolution, changing bodies, the senses and prosthetics can
be traced throughout my creative practice. 01101110 0100100>>>>>

Questioning the line between organic and machine, my practice is a
provocative investigation into how we feel about a human species
enhanced by technology. 01110011 01100101 01100001 01110010
01100011 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 >>>>Searching
matters of contemporary art, science and philosophy, I aim to challenge
assumptions on the boundaries, functions and integrations of our
organic machine.> 01101111 01110010 01100111 01100001

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06.2022>>>Phylum Chordata: the convergence of the organic and the
synthetic through the human form. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
01110010 01001000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110
00100000 >A collection of transitionary artefacts >>>>>>>>>>>>>
A deconstruction of functions >

Instagram: emmajanekingaby
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmajanekingaby/
Email: emmajanekingaby@icloud.com

Photography by The Gatehouse

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