Rising British star and video artist Emily Wardill (1977) is exhibiting one of her works in Denmark for the first time. The film about love will be shown throughout the summer in the National Gallery's “x-room”, a space designated for contemporary experiments which has become a springboard for more than twenty artists in its eleven years of existence. And Wardill has customized her new video project specially for the “x-room”. The film, which the artist herself places somewhere between a thriller and poetry, is about a grieving neurologist who, after the death of his wife, completely immerses himself in his work in an attempt to dampen his emotions – until he meets another woman on the internet. Wardill's video works are always about the relationship between consciousness and the body; her objective is for the viewer to feel this “on their own skin”.
In the last few years, Wardill has had exhibitions in Amsterdam and London; this year she also exhibited in the German city of Karlsruhe. Wardill is represented by several galleries, including STANDARD (Oslo, Norway). Her 16 mm film “Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck” was included in last year's 54th Venice Biennial pavilion, curated by Bice Curiger.