Emily Wardill is one of five artists commissioned by If I Can’t Dance to make a new work as part of Edition IV – Affect (2010–2012). Emily Wardill is an artist living and working in London. She is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art.
Her new work Fulll Firearms is co-commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, Serpentine Gallery, and Film London’s FLAMIN Productions. It is co-produced by FLAMIN Productions and City Projects with support from M HKA, Antwerp, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims.
Fulll Firearms is a feature film that presents the story of a woman who constructs a house to accommodate the ghosts of people killed by her father’s firearm company. In her films, Emily Wardill creates situations that examine conditions of precarity in society and how these affect people’s relationships. Her films are fostered by improvisations and workshop sessions that are set up by the artist to develop themes and characters in a collaborative manner.