Emma Wippermann (USA), 1/2018

Emma Wippermann is a writer based in NYC. She works in text and images, often incorporating smartphone photos and screenshots into her writing, which is primarily concerned with ecology, desire, and queer digital intimacy.

Wippermann is finishing an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, and her work has recently been in Lost&, a show in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Gelman Gallery, Emergency INDEX, The Diamond Stingily Show at MoMA PS1, OPR’s recent journal Feminist Temporalities, The Quietus, and elsewhere. During her residency at KulttuuriKauppila, Wippermann will be editing a manuscript about interspecies relationships, doing research for a photo essay about inanimate agency and texting, and taking pictures of the Finnish winter.

At the end of her stay Emma Wippermann presented her work at the Ii main library at the reading event. Phone  / Photo / Poem  was an interdisciplinary reading event, where the shifting relationships between image, language, and intimacy in our digital lives were played with and put up on a screen.

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