Ellen Mueller

Emergency Index 2016

by Ellen Mueller on December 6, 2017, no comments

Emergency Index 2016

I received Emergency Index Vol. 6 in the mail! It was great to see my work, What it Takes, from my residency at Bunker Projects featured in the book. It includes 279 works from 46 countries performed in 2016.

This book of performance works is edited by Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos, and is now available for purchase!

Call for Zines

by Ellen Mueller on December 5, 2017, no comments

Call for Zines

I’m working on a project to build the zine collection at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections – read more below, and spread the word to all your friends that make zines!

Artists and designers are encouraged to submit their zines to the inaugural “Z.Archive” exhibition at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, January 12 – February 16, 2018. All submissions to the exhibition will be displayed, and become a part of the growing permanent collection of zines at UMass Dartmouth. Zines are self-published, small-circulation, handmade magazines or books; they often cover unconventional topics.

To submit, please mail your zines to:
Ellen Mueller
715 Purchase Street, #345
New Bedford MA 02740

Include a sheet of paper that states your name, the title of the work(s), and a publication date(s). All submissions must be received by January 5, 2018. There is no fee for submission.

For more information about the project, please contact Ellen Mueller, at emueller1@umassd.edu

CAA Conversations Podcast Launches

by Ellen Mueller on October 30, 2017, no comments


Hooray! A big project I’ve been working on since last summer has finally launched: The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast. The goal of this project is to continue the vibrant discussions initiated at the annual CAA conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Valerie Powell, Assistant Professor of Art & the Foundations Coordinator at Sam Houston State University, and Jeffie Brewer, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Stephen F. Austin State University, discuss collaborative student learning using public art projects.

The CAA Conversations Podcast will be posted each Monday to the CAA website. If you already receive CAA News on Wednesday you will automatically receive CAA News Monday. You don’t need to do a thing. If you don’t get the Wednesday newsletter, sign up here for both.

Re-cap of Teaching Social Practice Conference

by Ellen Mueller on October 16, 2017, no comments

Teaching Social Practice Conference

The Teaching Social Practice Conference is now complete, and I was delighted with the turn-out and feedback. Below is a schedule of the presenters along with links to each of their presentations from the live-stream of the event.
[Click the bold times to jump directly to each person’s presentation]

1:37:09 M. Michelle Illuminato // Portland State University
http://michelleilluminato.com/ , https://alfredline.com/ , http://nextquestion.org
—- Presentation: “Going Outside” and The Line project at Alfred University

1:49:01 Amanda Leigh Evans // Artist
—- Presentation: Collaborative life/art in an affordable housing community

1:58:00 Katie Kehoe // VisArts to Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
—- Presentation: Criteria for considering socially engaged art

2:11:40 Marin Abell // Metropolitan State University of Denver
—- Presentation: enhancing awareness, looking more closely, listening as it relates to teaching social practice

2:23:34 Jeff Kasper // Queens College, CUNY
http://jeff-kasper.co/ , http://socialpracticequeens.org/ , http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/
—- ​Presentation: Action Art: student-led social practice projects in action.

2:43:34 Roz Crews // Artist in Residence at UMASS Dartmouth
—- Activity: facilitating collaborative projects with a classroom of students

3:16:43 Lucia Monge // Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, Nature Lab staff
—- Presentation: interdisciplinary collaboration

3:27:27 Cat Tyc // CUNY (Laguardia, Bronx Community College)
—- Presentation: CONSUME (s) ME project

3:35:39 Sidney Stretz // University of North Carolina Greensboro
—- Presentation: failure in social practice

3:50:54 Karen Gergley // Graceland University
—- Activity: power and privilege in the classroom

4:10:13 Adam Carlin // University of North Carolina Greensboro
http://adamcarlin.us/ , http://greensboroprojectspace.com/
—- Presentation: Methods for creating experiential programs for University content, and how the model of a project space is well suited for a University

4:24:34 Melanie Crean // Parsons School of Design (The New School University)
—- Presentation: social justice curriculum based on visual narrative & performance

4:40:07 Ross Schlemmer // Southern Connecticut State University
—- Presentation: Social Practice and Pedagogical Intervention: Interrupting Conditions of Inequality

4:58:27 Chloë Bass // Queens College, CUNY
http://chloebass.com/ , http://socialpracticequeens.org/ , http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/
—- Presentation/Activity: building conversational practices (between collaborative partners, within small groups, with people who are “above” us, with community, and with the media)

5:27:32 Molly Sherman // Texas State University
—- Presentation: Collaborative Books and Participatory Publishing

5:49:48 Ruth Burke // Independent Artist
—- Presentation: ethics of navigating communities involving farmers/livestock

5:59:41 ||-|| Jane D. Marsching // Massachusetts College of Art and Design
http://www.janemarsching.com/ , http://www.plotformplot.org/
—- Presentation: Climate communities, resilience, and social practice

6:09:06 ||-|| Carol Padberg // University of Hartford
—- Presentation: Exchange not Extraction: Developing a Practical Ethics of Engagement

6:27:12 ||-|| Emma Colburn and Kristi Oliver
—- Presentation: Summary of the Family Project Space, and invitation to attend pop-up