Ellen Mueller

Davidson College Video Wall

by Ellen Mueller on October 10, 2020, no comments

Resist in Place

My recent video work, “Resist in Place,” will be screened by Davidson College Galleries in the E. Craig Wall, Jr. Academic Center on the video wall from 10am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:30pm through November 21, 2020 along with three other artworks by Lisa Dahl, Kevin Frech, and David Sanchez Burr, all exploring capitalism and its effects.

I also did an interview with Paul Stouffer ’21, a Davidson College student, which you can read here. You can also watch a video of our conversation here:

Interview with Valerie Deus and Merit Thursday

by Ellen Mueller on October 3, 2020, no comments

Ellen Mueller, Valerie Deus, and Merit Thursday interview screenshot

I’m so delighted to share this short 7-minute interview (below) moderated by Valerie Deus and Merit Thursday, which is a part of the We Take Everything With Us online screening via the Walker Art Center and FilmNorth!

To see the works in this screening, visit:

To see the other artist interviews, visit:

“We Take Everything with Us” screening on the Walker Art Center website

by Ellen Mueller on September 22, 2020, no comments

Resist in Place

Fun news! Resist in Place (2019) is screening online at the Walker Art Center‘s website, September 22 – October 6, 2020 along with a collection of 10 other works.

From the Walker’s site, “Celebrate new works by local and regional emerging filmmakers, guest curated by Valérie Déus and Merit Thursday, programmers and hosts of FilmNorth’s monthly Cinema Lounge series. Explore the myriad ways these 11 artists use experimental and new media practices in this online cinema showcase. Together, they express complex and unique visions and voices of the Twin Cities and the Midwest today. 65 min. Copresented with FilmNorth.”

Artists include: Gisell Calderón, Ellen Mueller, Lyn Corelle, Traci Hercher, Fionn Warren, Trevon Jakaar Coleman, Leila Awadallah, Ryan Stopera, Sarah Abdel-Jelil, Julianna Villarosa, Xiaolu Wang

“Some Social Practice” now available

by Ellen Mueller on September 20, 2020, no comments

Some Social Practice book

Today’s the day! Publishing this book took a year longer than expected, but I’m delighted to announce that, Some Social Practice, is now available on my website!

This book started as a compilation of a series of zines created to introduce students to the field of social practice. This book expands and adds to each of these zines while compiling all of the history examples into a single timeline for easy reference. I am excited to self-publish this text, using a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA).

– A list of exercises for in and out-of-class use
– A sample syllabus, adaptable to 10 and 15-week terms
– Challenging discussion questions
– Charts to explain intersecting fields of study and spectrums in the field
– Social practice book list
– Tips for effective social practice

If you’d like a copy and you are at MCAD, use MCADSHIPPING code and skip the cost of shipping (I’ll drop it in your mailbox).