Primarily trained in contemporary dance, Emma Fishwick has evolved an interdisciplinary practice that spans dance, text, sculpture, drawing, video & sound.
Her choreographic research explores creative lineage, choreographed landscapes, transformation of space/place, and encouraging ‘uncertainty’ as an artistic method. All forms intersect & inform one another to remove hierarchy between mediums.
Emma’s practice questions whether dance can achieve the often-complex connections between the human and non-human, working across multiple mediums/ practices including movement, photography, film, scenography, and scholarship.
In 2022, Emma was invited to be Co3 Contemporary Dance’s IN.RESIDENCE artist. The IN.RESIDENCE program allows Perth’s leading choreographers space for reflection, reinvention, and presentation. Beginning this month, research and development for From Here, Together will begin and culminate in a development showing later next month. From Here, Together unpacks the out-takes Fishwick’s 2021 Perth Festival commission, Slow Burn, Together. What was discarded becomes new again in an upcycling of choreographic intent and a redirection of the original.
We were lucky enough to ask Emma a few questions about her practice and latest work.
Emma Fishwick is a choreographer and artist who lives and works on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, Western Australia.