The Edge of Emily's Desk

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. The Edge of Emily's Desk. [Art Object]

[error in script]

Item Type:

Art Object
Creators: Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James
Abstract or Description:

‘The Edge of Emily's Desk’ is a video work shot on location at Emily Dickinson’s family home (The Homestead) in Amherst, Massachusetts, by permission of the Emily Dickinson Museum. Filming took place in Dickinson’s bedroom where the poet’s 17-inch writing table sits in the southwest corner of the room. Presented as a four-screen video installation, the work becomes an exploration in scale, colour and detail. Here, close and careful observation couples patient surprise to evoke, through durational medium of video and the spatial configuration of the four screens, the writing space of the poet as much as the focused attention demanded by a reception of Dickinson’s work. The work was presented at Woburn Square Studios as part of the Research Spaces exhibition and conference, hosted by the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London.

Official URL:
Additional Information:

Video work shot on-location at the Emily Dickinson Homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts. Screened at Woburn Square Studios (London, UK, 2005) and the Centre for Creative Collaboration (London, UK, 2010)

Keywords: Kreider + O'Leary, Kreider, O'Leary, Emily Dickinson, The Edge of Emily's Desk
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Item ID: 21225
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 15:20


Edit Record Edit Record (login required)