Emma Hart, Monument to the unsaved #2 (M20 death drives), 2012. Image: Image: Matt Wilson

Emma Hart
Monument to the unsaved #2 (M20 death drives)


Artist Emma Hart was commissioned to work over two Biennales, beginning with Emma Hart projects the future in 2010.

In her video installation Monument to the unsaved #2 (M20 death drives), wing mirror puppets are trapped in a fantasy role playing game; amongst them is the character ‘Emma Hart (second level visual artist)’. In a previous round, Hart was made to crash on the M20 whilst on a ‘death drive’ to Canterbury. Repeating the journey 22 years later, the character encounters a series of mysterious ‘service stations’, positioned within the game as catering trays.

The work was a new 3D video commission for the Biennale.

Read Emma Hart in conversation with Jennifer Thatcher for our journal.

Emma Hart