Emma Hislop is the current inaugural Artist in Residence with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. During her residency, she is working towards a theatrical production described as a ‘Creation semi-fiction for Futurists’.
Hislop’s work tethers between ecological artist and environmental research-based practices. She takes inspiration from sci-fi, hermetic creation narratives and scientific research. She is keen to inspire others around the interlacing of science and art, through an emerging lens of ontological devices. She describes herself as an amateur meteorologist/scientific glassblower/self-psychoanalyst in addition to her multi-disciplinary practice. She pursues collaboration with experts to unwind and entangle their knowledge with her metaphorical perceptions.
Her work has been awarded by the Sustainability in Action Group, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy and received funding from Creative Scotland and Artists’ Network. Hislop is due to undertake a research grant at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop later this year and a residency in Assens, Denmark in 2021