Residents / Scotland / Japan Residency Exchange 2020

  • Emmie McLuskey

    Scotland / Japan Residency Exchange 2020

    Emmie McLuskey has been awarded the residency with ARCUS Project Ibaraki in February 2020 as part of the Scotland / Japan Residency Exchange Programme.

    Emmie McLuskey lives and works in Glasgow. She works with other artists to produce collaborative work; this has previously taken the form of publications, events, objects, conversations and exhibitions. Exhibitions and events include: A two person exhibition as part of Glasgow International 2020 with Ima-Abasi Okon and text by Mason Leaver-Yap, Private Lives, Treize, Paris, 2020 and Sissi Club, Marseille, with Sarah Fastré, 2019, these were the things that made the step familiar, Collective, Edinburgh 2019 Notes on the Floor with Janice Parker, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2018; The Perfect, Perfect Look, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 2018, 24 Lateral Views with LUX Scotland 2018, PAC Festival, Marseille 2018, I thought you knew, Intermedia, CCA Glasgow 2017. In 2019 she was in residence Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Switzerland. McLuskey programmed the Artist Moving Image Festival alongside Ima-Abasi Okon and Kimberley O’Neill with LUX Scotland and Tramway November 2019.

    Collaboration is central to the work McLuskey produces, starting with a shared question or observation that she explores more deeply through practice. Recent work has centred around questions of interactions in and between bodies, considering the systems that control and record them. During her time at ARCUS Project, Ibaraki she will be researching a project titled Between Bodies, working with an English to Japanese translator and a local Aikido professional in order to build on previous interests around how we communicate and are understood by each other.