Ey Up Emma Bolland

Though having only met her briefly on a couple of occasions, I had been interested to have a longer conversation with Emma particularly as she has been producing and developing work through the use of table reads – something I’ve wanted to work with as a format myself but not quite figured out exactly how yet. Though more than that, she is the wielder of a critical and significant voice who has carved out a space for herself and supported many others. As well as being co-editor of Gordian Projects Emma also co-ran the Place & Memory project spoken about by Amanda Burton in Episode 27 and it was so great, albeit surprising, to learn the other half of that story.

Emma Bolland’s recent essay ‘Manus’ was published as part of On Violence edited by Rebecca Jagoe and Sharon Kivland; and her forthcoming book and sound work ‘Over, in, and Under’ described as ‘a psychotic free-associative prose-poem translation of Sigmund Freud's essay ‘Screen Memories’’ will be published by Dostoevsky Wannabe Experimental in 2019.