Emily Jan is from Oakland, California, USA and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  A lot of Emily’s work focuses on the animal kingdom, it often has a mythical quality with political undercurrents.  Emily:  “I find that creatures are a good back-door way into talking about all kinds of human issues which are either ethereal and difficult to pin down, or alternately sticky and contentious”.

To read her interview


Interviews produced by Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman

Above:  Dürer’s Rhinoceros

 Emily participated in the De rerum natura (On The Nature of Things) exhibit of Festival 2012 at one of the main venues of the Festival 2012, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville.

Above:   dikdik / ghost dikdik

Enjoy the interview.