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Last updated : 28/10/2016
Canadian artist Emi Kodama has been living and working in Belgium since graduating as a laureate of the HISK (Ghent). She has a MFA from the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen (NL) and a BFA from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Enschede (NL). Stories can take many forms, and Emi makes use of their mutable nature through a multidisciplinary practice including video, photography, drawing, writing, and performance. Her work is biographical on the surface, but the initial sense of familiarity is often undermined by gaps that leave one with a feeling of alienation. The discrepancy between different parts of her stories evokes the ambiguity of situations in daily life and the discomfort of facing conflicting thoughts. One of Emi's central interests is the relationship between the visible, hidden, and invisible. Through layering images, texts and sounds that are in some way dissonant, she establishes stories that aren’t completely coherent.