This year, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities are supporting their arts & humanities PhD students (based across 17 Scottish institutions) with residencies for creative practice, working with Cove Park to provide dedicated creative time, space, and freedom to develop their doctoral work within a supportive and inspiring context.

Emily Beaney is an artist, filmmaker and SGSAH PhD researcher at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her practice-based research centres on themes of care, control and health inequalities. Working collaboratively with Scotland’s EndoWarriors and the specialist endometriosis research team EXPPECT, Emily is currently developing Deviant, a series of three short 16mm films exploring experiences of endometriosis, collective care, chronic pain and mis/communication. This collaborative project explores how experimental film practice can embody the unpredictable rhythms of chronic illness experience, utilising workshops exploring sound, movement and form to inform, mark and interrupt the filmic body. Deviant seeks to communicate with, through and between bodies to reveal that which may remain hidden / unheard. 

Emily holds an MScR in Interdisciplinary Creative Practices from the University of Edinburgh and has shared projects across the UK and internationally in festivals, conferences and with organisations including the Southbank Centre, Alchemy Film and Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, Creative Scotland, British Council and Unlimited. 

Image: Still from ‘Deviant’, courtesy of the artist.