We had the good fortune of connecting with Emmar Grant and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Emmar, why did you pursue a creative career?
I began my creative career wanting to make movies. But I always had such deep influence from artists in my life. People that, sometimes as ritual, create art with processes of their own invention. I began to experiment with sculptural motion picture; movies you could walk through.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I project onto sculpture, and warp photographically shot video to match. I took the skills I learned working in indie film and commercials, and broke movies into 3D space. It was a hard path, working on sets is hard work, it taught me how to endure long hours and helped to make me think about telling a story. 500X helped me take my private projects to public spaces. I want the world to know that we don’t have to view our electronic worlds in just a rectangle.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my friend to the Fabrication Yard with a little projector, and project around, and take pictures. It would be a Tuesday, so we would head to the Texas Theatre for Tuesday Night Trash. A trip to Peak Restaurant in Irving on a Friday night would be perfect for live music and momos. In between, the Fort Worth Modern, the Contemporary, and the DMA.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The 500X art collective has provided a home for my artwork for two years now, and have helped a video artist like me to create work that gets seen by the public.

Website: Emmargrant.com

Instagram: Emmar.grant.in.pictures

Twitter: Emmarsrover

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