Emily Scott Beck is a multimedia artist and professor of art at The University of Notre Dame. In her work she manipulates and re-contextualizes aspects of our identity that are often hidden within the layers of human communication. Beck’s work considers the complexities that come with self-awareness. Using video, photography, sound, and sculpture she captures experiences of emotional vulnerability, unrehearsed performances, systems of belief, and methods of connection and understanding.
This sculptural installation in Birdsell Mansion directly responds to domestic life; in particular the relational experiences derived through sharing intimate space with another person. Inside the walls of any complex intimate relationship we experience shifts and swells of emotional interaction that enhance, direct, destruct and reveal.