Tales from the Life-Place
Dissertation exploring how narratives of extinction and ecological collapse are interwoven with threads of care, materiality, place and creativity in contemporary place-based fibre arts practice.
Emma’s dissertation document, titled Tales from the ‘Life-Place’: in what ways can contemporary fibre arts practices be understood to be ‘telling tales’ of extinction and ecological collapse? is available to download here (pdf, 1MB).
Emma Yorke is an artist working with found, re-purposed and natural materials to respond to place. Interested in entangled ecologies and collaboration with the more-than-human, Emma’s increasingly research driven practice explores complex site-based narratives. Recent projects have included large-scale outdoor weavings telling stories of ecological loss and an installation of plants reclaimed from the compost heap and a weaving of plants and plant-dyed local wool as part of the ‘Remember Nature’ residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.