Barbara Ellison

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mediakunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Barbara Ellison(IRL/NL) is an artist living and working in Den Haag. She works visually and sonically using a diverse range of materials and processes. At the core of her practice is a fascination for the physiological and perceptual effects of sound on the body and mind with a particular interest in the process of the ritual and ritualisation. Her performances often play with ritualistic forms giving rise to sonic structures emerging through a hypnotic repetitious exploration of a simple sound-producing action. Projects manifest in diverse media & platforms and often involve long working periods of intense practical & theoretical research. As part of her recent research she has recently travelled to Baffin Island in the Arctic to study the phenomenon of inuit throat singing , has travelled and made sound /film recordings in the rainforest environment of Mamori in the Amazon, Brazil, spent a month this year in Svaneti, Georgia studying their ancient polyphony and practices .She also travelled to the Danum Valley rainforest in Borneo with artist Francisco Lopez for 1 month to make an extensive exploration of the natural sound environment there as well as filming. She is currently also collaborating with renowned visual artist Jo Baer on a project researching ancient lay-lines between specific neolithic sites in Ireland.She works with sound, makes installations, drawings , sculpture , performs in her own projects and is one of the six artists of the improvising performance art collective Trickster .She is also also a core member of the female artist collective Female Effects. Her work has been performed and exhibited in Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Brazil, Georgia, Italy, Australia, UK and US.

Werk

AVATAR
Titel AVATAR
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Avatar is a ‘microperformance’ film or installation piece (Duration circa 10’00’’) It is a new project I am working on which plays with the creation of a talking and singing Avatar which I have given life to from a still photograph in a magazine. I call her Java, her movements are somewhat restricted but she looks and appears to be strangely real and with life.
Techniek Sound and Animation
Formaat
Drawing phantoms séance ( film still)
Titel Drawing phantoms séance ( film still)
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving “Drawing phantoms- the séance ” is part of a new body of work exploring the medium of amplified drawings to create a sound environment, which lures out phantoms of sound.
Techniek Paper, Pencil, Crayons, Piezo Mics,Table
Formaat
Finding Country Exhibition- Sound Instal
Titel Finding Country Exhibition- Sound Instal
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Commissioned by Architect Kevin O'Brien for Venice Biennale Exhibition. The Finding Country Exhibition seeks a pluralist contest between the traditions of aboriginal space (Country), and European space (property) in Australia. Aboriginal Country is excluded from the Australian city. The city of Brisbane, located on the aboriginal Country of the Turrbal people, is the common ground of this confrontation. It is the show Australia rejected.
Techniek Installation - Sound
Formaat
The Drawing Room
Titel The Drawing Room
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving exploration of the medium of amplified drawings to create an electronic sound environment. First public performance, Zinder Festival Den Haag 2012, Stella Theatre
Techniek Table, Piezo mics, paper, Crayons, Sand
Formaat n/a
Acoustic Synchrony
Titel Acoustic Synchrony
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving DOCUMENTATION OF RESEARCH FIELD TRIP TO AMAZON , BRAZIL OCT 2011. HOURS AND HOURS OF FIELD RECORDINGS WERE MADE IN THE RAINFOREST AND UNDERWATER RECORDINGS WITH HYDROPHONES. THIs research project was made possible by support from a Stroom Subsidy
Techniek Sound recordings, Documentation
Formaat n/a
Trip To arctic 2009/10
Titel Trip To arctic 2009/10
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Research Trip to Iqaluit, Baffin Island, North Canada to study Inuit Throat Singing. This project is in collaboration with Stephanie Pan & Stelios Manousakis
Techniek Photo/video Documentation
Formaat
As above so below
Titel As above so below
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving
Techniek Montage/photograph/Drawings
Formaat Variable
In-between Moments
Titel In-between Moments
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Public Sculpture commission for Capelle Aan Den Ijjsel Gemeente . Time Capsule Wall comprising of 240 PMMA blocks with embedments
Techniek PMMA acrylic blocks with embeddments /A
Formaat
In-between Moments
Titel In-between Moments
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Each Block 200x200 cm contains an object donated by members of the Capelle community
Techniek Detail of PMMA Blocks
Formaat
Atoms In Space...Now adrift
Titel Atoms In Space...Now adrift
Jaartal 2005
Omschrijving Blackboard with Drawings, 2 films Projected into space, Video on Monitor + Sound.
Techniek Mixed Media Installation
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Barbara Ellison(IRL/NL) is an artist living and working in Den Haag. She works visually and sonically using a diverse range of materials and processes. At the core of her practice is a fascination for the physiological and perceptual effects of sound on the body and mind with a particular interest in the process of the ritual and ritualisation. Her performances often play with ritualistic forms giving rise to sonic structures emerging through a hypnotic repetitious exploration of a simple sound-producing action. Projects manifest in diverse media & platforms and often involve long working periods of intense practical & theoretical research. As part of her recent research she has recently travelled to Baffin Island in the Arctic to study the phenomenon of inuit throat singing , has travelled and made sound /film recordings in the rainforest environment of Mamori in the Amazon, Brazil, spent a month this year in Svaneti, Georgia studying their ancient polyphony and practices .She also travelled to the Danum Valley rainforest in Borneo with artist Francisco Lopez for 1 month to make an extensive exploration of the natural sound environment there as well as filming. She is currently also collaborating with renowned visual artist Jo Baer on a project researching ancient lay-lines between specific neolithic sites in Ireland.She works with sound, makes installations, drawings , sculpture , performs in her own projects and is one of the six artists of the improvising performance art collective Trickster .She is also also a core member of the female artist collective Female Effects. Her work has been performed and exhibited in Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Brazil, Georgia, Italy, Australia, UK and US.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters B L
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Barbara Ellison
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.barbaraellison.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Institute of Sonology, Koninklijke Konservatorium Sonology Masters 2002-2003
Trinity College Dublin, Ierland Music and Media Technologies 1998-2000
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ierland Fine Art, Sculpture 1990-1994
University of Huddersfield, UK PhD- Creative Media & performance 2009-2014

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
ARTHOUSE, Dublin Creative Multimedia Design Course 1996-1997
CENTRE DE CREATION MUSICALE IANNIS XENAKIS (CCMIX) Electronic Music + Experimental film 2007 ( Feb -June)
Institute of Sonology, Koninklijke Conservatorium Sonology Course 2000-2001

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Stroom | IMRO |
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief TRICKSTER | FMFX | DUNE STUDIO

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2014 ON/OFF ,Trickster art performance, Tele-li (F/V)O , Test Extra, Het Nutshuis Den Haag 21.01.14 GROEP
2014 Audiopolis #9, CentroCentro, Madrid, May - June 2014 AVATAR (Sound & Animation installation and performance) SOLO
2014 STÖRUNG FESTIVAL 9, Experimental Electronic Music & Visual Arts Festival, Barcelona 'The Other Voice', 'Drawing EVP' ( Mixed media performances )one half of 'Lost Spectres & Ethereal Voices' special programme with Francisco Lopez) SOLO
2013 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam In the land of Giants- Jo Baer collabaration GROEP
2013 FLAM 4, Performance Art Festival, ARTI, Amsterdam 'Determinator", Trickster live performance GROEP
2013 Drawing Phantoms - Dakota Theatre Multimedia installation & performance - With Nathalie Smoor DUO
2013 Liquid Architecture Festival 2013, ‘Sonic City’Melbourne 09.2013 Electromagnetic Phantoms ( performance) Tour with Francisco López : SOLO
2012 MAGBA, Barcelona - Sonar Festival Piece performed for Wave Field System ( 192 loudspeakers) GROEP
2012 Venice Biennale - Architecture - Finding country Commissioned by Kevin O'Brien to create sound installation for the controversial "finding country" Australia exhibition. DUO
2012 Kunstvlaai: Sphaerae Amsterdam Sonic Phantoms - Performative installation SOLO

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
RAAK - Rotterdam Rotterdam

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2013 Cambodia,Hongkong, Thailand Field research / Residency Sound/video recordings & composition,
2013 Liquid Architecture Festival 2013 Sydney,Melbourne ,Perth, Brisbane performance, presentation and field recordings
2012 Borneo, Danum Valley Rainforest Field Research ( Rainforest) - Acoustic Synchrony Film & Sound Recordings /Documentation
2012 Svaneti /Tbilisi Georgia, Presentation of Research at conference - Polyphony & Field trip to Svaneti Sound Recordings/Film
2011 Amazon, Brazil Mamori sound Project ( acoustic synchrony) Field recordings, Art research

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2013 Deserts,Southern forests, Rainforests, Australia. Road trip|Melbourne to Perth
2013 Cardamom Rainforest, Cambodia |02.13|
2011 Iceland Field recordings at Glacier & Myvatn ( werk period)
2010 Anthropocosmic training Dynamics, Nunez, UK ( residency & training)
2010 Baffin Island, werk Period ( Hecate project Arctic)

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2016 Metamkine - Curators France Festival Paris September N
2013 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Nederland Catalogue text and images - In the land of the giants J
2013 Handmade Homegrown- Dakota Theatre Den Haag, Nederland Commission for performative installation J
2012 Game of Life Den Haag Opdracht compositie/installation J
2012 Venice Biennale- Architecture- Kevin O'Brien - Finding Country Australia/Italy Sound Installation J
2012 Stella Theatre - Zinder Festival 2013 Den Haag Kunst installatie J
2012 Reinaldo Laddaga & Yannis Kyriakides Amsterdam Things That A Mutant Needs To Know: More Short And Amazing Stories - CD /Book publication J
2009 Gemeente Capelle Aan Den ijssel Nederland Public Kunstwerk J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2013 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - In the land of the Giants Amsterdam Curated by Ann Goldstein & Claire Van Eels
2010 Capelle Aan den Ijssel Gemeente Nederland sculpture & time capsule

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2014 Sonic Phantoms University of Huddersfield, UK PhD Thesis Publication
2013 Things That A Mutant Needs To Know: More Short And Amazing Stories - CD /Book publication Unsounds - Amsterdam CD/BOOK
2013 Jo Baer - In the Land of the Giants Claire Van Eels /Jo Baer/Ann Goldstein Stedelijk Museum Publication/book/Catalogue
2013 De Grote Haagse KunstKalender De Grote Haagse Kunst Kalender Kunst Kalender
2012 In Search of the Miraculous CeReNem Label UK , Huddersfield CD
2011 Friday Morning Balcony Dublin City Council /Rhona Byrne Kunsteraarsboek & box
2010 Matisos ( as above , so below) CK Music, CD

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2012 University of Huddersfield Conference Grant - For Georgia
2012 Stroom Den Haag Spot Award - For Camera purchase
2011 Stroom, Den Haag Subsidie PRO Onderzoek
2010 Princ Bernhard Cultuur Fonds CultuurFonds Beurzen
2010 Arts Council Ireland, Dublin Travel award
2007 Arts council Ireland Artist Bursary award

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Teaching Sonology Education Minor ( institute of Sonology, Den Haag) 2012 2013
Conference presentation of Research -International Festival for Polyphony- Tbilisi Georgia 2012
Curator expositie /Project - TRICKSTER - We have guests Festival 2012
Presentation of Research , Danum Valley Field Centre - Borneo 2012
Sound Art Workshop Supervision /Development -Sonology /Insternational School amsterdam/The British School in the Netherlands 2012
Workshop KABK ArtScience 2011
Art of Noise Workshops ( British School in the netherlands) 2011
Lecture at Huddersfield contemporary music festival 2011
lectures at University of Huddersfield 2009 2012