Emily Morandini is an artist, educator and researcher based in Sydney. She is particularly fond of collecting various rocks and minerals – especially those used to manipulate or generate electrical energy. She recently completed a PhD at UNSW Art & Design, pretty much on this subject.
Morandini’s practice uses electronics, textiles, sound, and sculpture to explore the materials and energies that underpin our current technological era. Her recent artworks take ‘DIY electronics’ to the extreme, using a minimal collection of substances such as fabric, rocks, salt, and minerals to create electrical circuits. From finely sewn reproductions of digital schematics, to sounds of lightning emanating from crystal speakers, her work seeks to interrogate and reimagine the unseen and unheard constituents of modern technology.