emig research | Exploring Transdisciplinarity


EMIG RESEARCH is a transdisciplinary vehicle driven by Kenneth Emig, an Ottawa, Canada-
based artist exploring the sensory intersection of visual art, dance, and technology.

Artist Statement

I am trans-disciplinary artist who integrates sound, sculpture, optics, dance and technology within my artistic practice encouraging my audience to be sensorially observant and curious about the world around them.

My art is influenced by an extensive background in acoustic research, design and global manufacturing for the telecommunications industry, along with developing and constructing large-scale collaborative environments over broadband networks to explore user interface design.

My work is often called sculpture, but I see it as sculptural in only the most generic, spatial sense. I approach my dance performance, light work, installations or physical pieces built from found technology from a position of physicality—how we as physical beings relate to the space around us and the objects within it—that changes and challenges our experiences of our surroundings as we move among them.

As a painting hung on a gallery wall is an installation, it can never be divorced from the context of its exhibition, and it is changed in both existence and perception by its environment and in relation to observers sharing that space.

As I explore intersections and amalgamations of body, space, motion, light, technology, and sound, my work strives to remind us that our perceptions are of objects and ideas have no beginning, boundary or end.


Kenneth Emig is a transdisciplinary artist.

He completed three public artworks in Ottawa including A View from Two Sides (2016) on the Adawe Crossing Pedestrian Bridge and Sphere Field (2019) at the uOttawa Light Rail Transit Station.

His artwork includes a solo dance commission for the Canada Dance Festival, an artist residency at the National Research Council of Canada and exhibitions at Axeneo7 in Gatineau, the 4th Moscow Biennale, and The Hague, Netherlands. Currently, he is creating new artworks, working as an acoustic consultant through Emig Acoustics and supporting the Responsive Ecologies Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Ongoing Events, Happening and Activities



Ottawa, Canada

General Inquiries

For more information, send an email to info(at)emigresearch.com.


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