Emily Hermant’s work explores themes of communication, technology, craft, and gendered labour. The critical position guiding her practice is employing slowness as methodology to counter the speed of moving information in our rapidly changing technological landscapes. She utilizes ordinary, often discarded, materials and labour-intensive handmaking processes that originate from and make reference to textiles to generate new modes of representing the proliferation of digital connections and (mis)communication in contemporary life. Her aims are to encourage new ways of slow looking, and to explore unusual means for viewers to experience phenomena which synchronously invoke the very close/slow and the very distant/fast. 

Selected Works