It surrounds us, instructs us, informs us. Over the millenniums it has become more and more integrated in so many aspects of daily life, to the extent that it is rather easy not to appreciate how much it is a part of our everyday. Text, language and vision are all integral for communication, learning and social interaction. It is a constantly changing, developing and evolving throughout history and continues to in current times. By playing with language and how it is presented you are able to explore societal communication, the limitations and difficulties as well as celebrate it as a unique complex thing. One simple slip of grammar or change of context can have a significant impact on how language is interpreted. Because of this it can be just as alive, tactile and shifting as anything physical.
Emily explores language and the impact that not having a neuro-typical visual/cognitive response to the written word could mean. To have a difficulty or impairment for something that is part of a societies building blocks puts you at a disadvantage. You’re not able to engage in the same way or at the same speed. She plays with the presentation of text and written language, as well as, the effects and impact it has when it is more difficult and confusing to read. By utilising various materials’ physicality to complement or contrast text and combining it with initial digital editing and display methods. Emily explores and pushes the possibilities of written language while also forcing the viewer to see it from a new perspective that they may not normally have.