Emma Finn

about

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I am Irish artist/filmmaker who is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art.

My work begins with the potential at the black holes of technological history; with technology being defined as when knowledge is put to use. These black holes are when technology’s path deviated, pre-imagined the future or was incontrovertibly irrational in approach but inspirational. Those times when knowledge escapes into the wider world from the inner world, and finds purpose beyond the scientific. Using moving image and other narrative devices, I aim to transport viewers to these interstitial ripples between reality and invention to open questions of what constitutes technology when faced with its surprisingly consistent links to animism, chance and coincidence.