Emma Charles is a London-based artist. Working with photography and moving image, her practice stems from an enquiry into temporality –within the photographic medium itself, and as a tool to explore wider social and political systems of time. Observing the financial sector in particular, Charles explores the City as an epicentre for economic exchange in which value systems of time, productivity and labour are altered through technological progress.

Primarily focusing on the ethereal and abstract elements of industry and corporate environments, Charles’ work often transverses the boundaries between documentary and fiction.

More recently Charles has situated her research towards the materiality of the Internet, going beneath the urban veneer to uncover the hidden infrastructures within our technologically driven modern life, paying particular attention to the spaces at which opposites collide.


emmavictoriacharles [at] gmail [dot] com

Film still, White Mountain, 2016

Film still, White Mountain, 2016