Sequences | reykjavik | 6–15 October 2017
Emily Wardill (UK)

Emily Wardill (UK)

  • Game Keepers without Game. Production Still. Photo: Polly Braden. Courtesy the artist
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Game Keepers without Game


6-14 April

Wardill was born in Great Britain in 1977 and is a graduate from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where she is a Senior Lecturer. In 2010 she won the prestigious Jarman Award for film art. She lives in London.



Emily Wardill’s spellbinding films reveal her attentiveness to the different attributes of the medium, each of which is carefully carried out. She mimics different genres while systematically disrupting the rules of classic filmmaking. The way in which she presents people’s relationship with language, sound, architecture and objects seems to suggest an ongoing conflict between ideas and their enactment. Game Keepers without Game is based on the 17th century play, Life is a Dream, which is translated into contemporary London, as a means to investigate our complex relationship to objects.