Ellen Mueller

Monotonize Series

Stills from ‘Stamina’ (live performance)

This series investigates concepts of corporate management systems, prison establishments, sisyphean tasks, and surveillance systems by decontextualizing familiar tasks and placing them natural settings. In each video, I strive to create a somewhat eerie or unsettling ambiance that sets the viewer on edge. The actions portrayed expose an absurdity and a dry humor inherent in this subject matter.

Photos from ‘Monotonize Series: Chairs’


Tampa Bay Times

Screening History:

On Repeat, Poole Gallery, University of Montevallo, AL, 2020
UMass Dartmouth Spring Film Festival, 2018
Arts on Division Festival, Somerville NJ, 2016
Paperwork, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore MD 2016
Spatial Disruption, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg FL, 2014
Practical Feminism, Radiator Gallery, New York NY, 2014
Frame & Frequency, Gallery 135, Sumter SC, 2014
Streaming Festival: 8th Edition, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2013
Now What #2, Running Rebel Studio, Brooklyn NY 2013
There/Here, UICA, Grand Rapids MI, 2013
Burning Ice, Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannon WV, 2013
Is This Freedom?, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass OR, 2013