Emma Bäcklund is a Swedish artist based in London.

Her work concern interests in restraint related to the body and cultural structures. Ideas of obstruction aim to question how forms and bodies adapt to change, environment and ideals. Working in a process of re-contextualising objects or bodies they become detached from initial milieu to create a different meaning or function.

With a background in dance, interests in the body and spatiality continue to influence her ideas with focus on interests between cognitive and physical experience. Bodily boundaries are testes and challenged. Questions centre around the blurred lines between human and animal. The physical relationship to images or objects are essential in her process of making and the photograph as a performative document explore elements of gesture. There are slippages between image, object and subject.

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