I first saw Emma Hart’s work in 2009. ‘Chasing Animals’ (2007–2010) was a strange and funny series of videos made while the artist ran after animals (including a peacock, sheep, geese and wild ponies). I showed it to my fellow committee members at Outpost, Norwich, wondering what they would think. Subsequently Emma has shown in reputable galleries and festivals across the UK. But her work still doesn’t look like much else.
This text is written to accompany Emma’s solo show, Spread, at Art Exchange, University of Essex. A pdf of the text will be available soon.