Ellen Mueller

Parties & Parades Panel at MACAA

by Ellen Mueller on September 16, 2018, one comment


Join me! I am chairing a panel at the MACAA conference in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5, 2018 at 10am. My panel is entitled, Parties & Parades: Approaches to Social Practice. The panelists include:

Anna Talarico, The Ohio State University — “After the Third Turn: Relational Aesthetics, Micro-Utopias, and Social Persistence in Contemporary Art”

Elizabeth Morisette – Museum of Art Fort Collins — “Using Museum Events to Foster a Creative Community”

Charles Carbia, Savannah College of Art & Design and Kelly Boehmer, Savannah College of Art & Design (co-presenting) — “After Party”

This is going to be a blast, AND I’ll be distributing a limited run of my ongoing series of zines focused on social practice at this panel!


Preview of our attire for this live MEGA zine-printing event…

PS: Guen Montgomery and I will also be hosting a performative pop-up, MegaZines with the Auricular Labor Collective, Fri, Oct 5, 2:15 pm – 3:15. You can also see my video work on display at the Cube or on UNL’s campus.

Screen2018 at UMass Amherst

by Ellen Mueller on August 29, 2018, no comments


My video series, Planning a Starter Castle, will be featured at UMass Amherst Screen@SAB during the month of September!

The screening is broken up into two parts. Part 1: BODY runs from 9/4 – 9/13  – Part 2: Abstraction runs from 9/14 – 9/23. My work is in Part 2. The program will run continuously Mon – Fri 9am – 7:30 pmThe order of artists listed on the poster is also the screening order.

The Screen@SAB’s Fall 2018 screening program gathers artists from across the globe working in diverse moving image practices. From live signal processing using the tools of broadcast analog television, to animation, film, 3D imaging, and custom generative software – to video performance, and video as performative documentation. This program offers a glimpse into the varied paths and approaches video, performance, and moving image artists explore.

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CAA Call for Presentations

by Ellen Mueller on July 18, 2018, no comments


Karen Gergely and I are co-chairing a panel at the CAA Conference in NYC, Feb 13-16, 2019, entitled, Social Practice & Service Learning. We’re looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

Based on feedback from our Teaching and Social Practice roundtable from CAA 2018, we are calling for presentations from artists, designers, and art historians, which examine similarities and differences between social practice and service learning, as well as identifying approaches, tools, and best practices that can be useful for either or both. Further, this panel also welcomes examinations of cross-campus collaborations integrating socially engaged practice, service learning, and other disciplines.

For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize social practice as social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. Service-Learning will be defined as a pedagogical method designed with the mission of student attainment of discipline specific knowledge through creatively designed active learning community-based projects benefitting community members or groups (definition from UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement).

Proposals are due by August 6, 2018. CAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all. To submit, please email the following directly to session chair(s): ellen@ellenmueller.com, Gergely1@graceland.edu

  1. Completed session participation proposal form. Make sure your name appears EXACTLY as you would like it listed in the conference program and conference website.
  2. Paper/project abstract: maximum 250 words, as a single paragraph MS Word Document. Make sure your title and abstract appear EXACTLY as you would like them published in the conference program, Abstracts 2019, and the CAA website.
  3. Email explaining your interest in the session, expertise in the topic, and availability during the conference.
  4. A shortened CV (close to 2 pages)
  5. (Optional) Documentation of work when appropriate, (as PDF) especial­ly for sessions in which artists might discuss their own practice.

Please share far and wide! We would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 



by Ellen Mueller on June 25, 2018, no comments

Eastern Pole

Breanne Trammell maintains this informal exhibition on a pole in Cincinnati – #easternpole – check it out! Located at approximately 2927 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. This is a photo related to my recent installation with red elbow-length satin gloves.

Eastern Pole is east of Western Pole, a project instigated by Jesse Malmed in Chicago, IL. Eastern Pole is stewarded, installed, and instagrammed by Breanne Trammell. Mostly weekly exhibitions of 8.5″ x 11″ works.