Ellen Mueller

Call for SECAC Presentations: DEAI & Critique

by Ellen Mueller on March 10, 2021, no comments

SECAC call for presentations related to Supporting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Critique

I am excited to be chairing a panel at the SECAC Conference in Lexington, KY, Nov 10-13, 2021, entitled, Supporting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Critique. I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

As diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion [DEAI] becomes more widely supported and integrated into higher education, various sub-topics have become more prominently visible, including critique practices. We see evidence of this renewed interest via a number of sources, from the 2016 documentary film, “Room of Silence,” to highly structured critique approaches such as Liz Lerman’s “Critical Response Process”, to full books such as Pamela Fraser and Roger Rothman’s “Beyond Critique” (2018) or Terry Barrett’s “Crits: A Student Manual” (2018). This panel seeks submissions that address the intersection of critique and DEAI. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, examining existing or proposed approaches that foreground DEAI considerations; discussing student preparation for critique; looking at the past, present, and future of these practices; integrating technology; or examining other related topics.

Proposals are due by May 4, 2021. SECAC membership is required if your presentation is accepted. Conference registration fee is required of all.

To submit, select “Studio Art” from the drop-down menu, and then a new drop-down will appear where you can click the title of my panel:

screenshot of application portal

If you’ve never written a conference proposal before, here’s a great article about how to write one.

Conference Dates: November 10-13, 2021
Venue: Hilton Lexington Downtown
Call for Presentations/Papers Due: May 4, 2021
Website: https://secacart.org/page/Richmond

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



Talk at UT Austin

by Ellen Mueller on February 21, 2021, no comments

Social Practice Zines: Tips

Looking forward to speaking at Megan Hildebrandt‘s class at University of Texas Austin on Thursday, Feb 25 to talk about building relationships to support social practice works. UPDATE: this talk has been rescheduled for March 11.

Kenai Film Bunker Showcase

by Ellen Mueller on December 11, 2020, no comments

Kenai Film Bunker Showcase - Between Boundaries

This film showcase will be the 2nd film screening event by Kenai Film Bunker in Busan, South Korea. This year’s program <Between Boundaries> is the flagship annual event of Kenai Film Bunker. This rare 2 hour-long event (separated 2 sessions), is taking place on Saturday, December 12th at the <Corner Theater>.  It introduces provocative and cutting- edge works by emerging filmmakers from South Korea and Avant-garde filmmakers from US.

My short video work, “Resist In Place,” will be shown in Program II: Surface Points, curated by Michael Walsh, who currently is the assistant curator/archivist for the moving image department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. Many thanks to Minsu Yang who has organized this screening.