Ellen Mueller

At A Distance 3

by Ellen Mueller on April 17, 2019, no comments


On Sunday, April 28, a version of my Survival Skills performance will be on view at Wedge Projects in Chicago as a part of At a Distance 3. This is an exhibition of artworks that, for their final form, can be made in the absence of the artist(s).

Artists were asked to send only descriptions of and/or instructions for new pieces. Works selected for At A Distance #3 will be produced by a small volunteer team, working in close communication with each artist. The final form and presentation of each piece may include curatorial choices in regards to scale and materials. These choices will be made in an effort to create the most faithful representation of the artist’s vision while using the gallery space and the relationships between individual artworks in the most effective ways possible.

Participating artists include:  Kioto AiokiSantina Amato, Bruce Barber, Caitlin CoccoGary Duehr, RJ Harrington, Tracie HayesHannah HirsekornChristalena HughmanickN. Adriana Knouf, Xiaohan Li, Jacob Lunderby, Ellen Mueller, Sunita Mukhi, Lauren SudbrinkThe Mutual Society of Arts, Yasen Vasilev, Raymond Yeager

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM – 6 PM

Wedge Projects
1448 & 1442 West Howard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60626

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340415089811786

Body + Camera Festival in Chicago

by Ellen Mueller on April 2, 2019, no comments


The Body + Camera Festival has reached its final city: Chicago! After previously visiting New Jersey City and Miami, the works can now be seen at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Crunching, a video piece made during a residency at Playa Artist Residency in Oregon, is set on the edge of a lake that dries up every summer due to commercial irrigation. It depicts various textures that, while appealing, also reflect a strained relationship between natural processes and human exploitation.

This work will be featured in the Body + Camera Festival, which presents a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film, and includes special screenings and artist talks aimed at provoking discussion around the event’s theme. This year’s films were selected from over 1,700 international submissions by a jury of experienced members of the performance and film community, and organized into five distinct programs and installations. Crunching is a part of the Convening program: eight films that explore our ongoing search for physical intimacy with nature.

Body + Camera 2019: The Un/Certain Body

Sunday, April 7, 2019
This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Cassidy Theater,
2nd Floor North
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

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Documentation of Auricular Labor Collective at MACAA 2018

by Ellen Mueller on March 16, 2019, one comment


I’m a little late (ok, pretty late… the MACAA conference was last October…), but still wanted to share some documentation pics from this collaboration with Guen MontgomeryMegaZines with the Auricular Labor Collective. This was a really fun performative workshop involving live-screenprinting some map-folded zines on large sheets of newsprint. The zines covered a lot of information about listening in the classroom and how to be good listeners.

Hands-On: A Collective Haptic Perspective

by Ellen Mueller on March 15, 2019, no comments


Come check out Eating and Making Together at Hands On: A Collective Haptic Perspective, which is a component program of the Early Spring Haptics Lab. This event will take place at Pancake House in Minneapolis, a small multipurpose art space on Friday, March 22, 7-10pm. Come check out a bunch of work about the sense of touch (and enjoy some cheese & discussion with me)!

Featuring work by Liat Berdugo, Mia Cinelli, Naomi E. Crocker, Michaela Doe, Will Fraser, Sherry Muyuan He, Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Willa Johnson, Miriam Karraker, Amanda Kleinhans, Sasha de Koninck, Emily McBride, Ellen Mueller, Nastja Nykaza, Maksym Prykhodko, Ziba Rajabi, Jane Rennick, Danielle Felice Riede, Morgan Schoonover, Nicole Simpkins, and Sheilah Wilson.

Opening Gathering: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7-10 pm
Visiting Hours: 1-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 3/23-3/24

Pancake House
4553 S. 34th Ave
Minneapolis, 55406

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