“Emily” is an exhibition comprising an HD video installation of the same title featuring a non-linear narrative which bridges international educational movements with contemporary art practices. The project was designed by director Otino Corsano in collaboration with a host of creative collaborators including Geneviève Caron (Cinematographer), Ryan Livingston (Artist) and John Mark Sherlock (Composer) and Jeff Hamill (Editor) - all invited to assemble the latest production team for this latest Ocean Course Films video.
The imagery focusses on the natural, environmental aesthetics associated with the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and paralleled in international, contemporary art approaches.
Compositions in the video document the expansion of inquiry-based, environmental research beyond the scope of any national rendition of nature. Instead “Emily” depicts a forage towards knowledge via art and educational materials to discover new avenues which disrupt the reliance of meaning produced from digital sprawl. Rather than employing a nostalgic or purist analogue approach, a spectrum of media - including glass, photography, sculpture, and video – fuse to revitalize a borderless environmental discourse.
Accordingly, “Emily” is a video work championing the call for a unified, global, environmental vision emerging from modest yet potent modes of academic inquiry and artistic exploration.
Special thanks to Ryan Livingstone, editor Jeff Hamill, Art Lightstone, The York School and Catherine Hant, Junior School Principal at The Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada.