Ellen Mueller

Chief Resource Management Officer

This series of videos, Chief Resource Management Officer, decontextualizes and amplifies mundane tasks and actions, exposing an inherent absurdity and dry humor. Conceptually and visually, I engage themes of corporate management structures, cult dynamics, and Sisyphean tasks. Within this work, I am primarily interested in developing situations that disrupt familiar social and political hierarchies. Utilizing recognizable apparel and gestures, I am playfully occupying the threshold of absurdity, while asking questions about time, value, routines, and the monetization of work and/or presence.