"Breakdowns," video art by Emma Sywyj
My artwork aims to capture and show life at its most vibrant and exciting. The photographs I take encourage people to see the intricacies and beauty beyond the everyday. I celebrate culture in all its varied forms all over the world. My work encourages viewers to feel awe and joy in the travelers quest and the rewards that experiencing other cultures can bring whilst developing my own cultural identity through photography.
When making my videos/films I like to compile found film footage to create video art/experimental films. "Breakdowns" in particular is a video piece that is compiled of old found film footage from black and white American films made in the 1920's, also known as the Golden Era of cinema. The video showcases bloopers from these films and is entitled "Breakdowns" as this is what bloopers were known as at the time.
~ Emma Sywyj
Emma Sywyj has been an artist for 14 years, 5 of those years she was based in London whilst studying photography at the Camberwell College of Arts at the UAL. From there she received a BA Honours in Photography and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. She has exhibited her artwork internationally in the US in New York, LA and San Francisco and Athens in Greece and Budapest in Hungary. She has also exhibited nationally in the UK and London several times where she currently lives and works. She also been published in several independent art magazines in the UK and exhibited her video art work in international film festivals around the globe.