RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh, 12th April 2013 – 8th May 2013
Work installed: face dimensions: 25cm x 25 cm x 125cm for main structure, plus variable distance to periphery camera materials: MDF, monitor (screen approx. 13cm) two live feed cameras eye dimensions: 20cm x 20cm x 100cm materials: MDF, timber, plaster, mobile phone duration: 9 secs, looped step dimensions: 20cm x 40cm x 30cm materials: MDF, monitor (screen approx.13cm), one live feed camera hole dimensions: 10cm x 10cm x 5cm materials: mobile phone, hole diameter approx 3.5cm
Three pieces of work (face, eye, and step) were installed in one gallery space in a cluster.
The final work was installed in the adjacent room beneath/through the floorboards. The short video loop had been recorded within the RSA in one of the downstairs gallery spaces.
“Emma Reid is altogether more intimate, with tiny spy-holes in a box, which replay various things including the image of nearby feet. One of her spy-holes is also set, inconspicuously, into the floor of the next gallery.” Duncan MacMillan, The Scotsman, Arts review: RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh, April 18th 2013