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 become dysfunctional because of this shift.

With a background in dance, interests in the body and spatiality continue to influence her ideas with focus on balance and distribution of weight. The physical relationship to images 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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