Emily Roysdon

b. 1977 Easton, Maryland

Emily Roysdon's work grows out of concerns with the politics of representation and language, particularly as they relate to feminism and Queer identity, She is also the co-founder (with Ginger Brooks Takahashi and K8 Hardy) of LTTR, a feminist genderqueer artist collective that, among numerous other activities, published an influential annual art journal. Her work Four Screens as Dialogue (pioneering, devotional, familiar, invasive) (2008) uses a series of images (an inflatable dildo, a picture of an artist's studio, hands forcibly opening a mouth, an ancient tombstone) as stand-ins for methods and manners of speech in order to obliquely address the laborious task of communicating and making meaning