Ellen Mueller

Walking as Artistic Practice (updated for Summer 2020)

by Ellen Mueller on May 3, 2020, no comments

Did you see my posts from last summer, and wish you could take my Walking as Artistic Practice class, but you were far away from Minneapolis? Good news! This summer I’m offering a new version that is online as a remote learning experience!

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. Read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, students will complete their own walking exercises, and execute original walking-based projects. This summer we will be covering the following three topics: walking as ritual, who gets to walk and where?, and archiving walking. Open to students ages 18 and above.

This remote class will be conducted via Google Meet. It will include presentations by the instructor, class discussions, and opportunities for students to share their work.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. Required supplies for the first class: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; digital or cell phone camera.

Register HERE 

Class Savings: Register on or before May 15 and save $25. Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

“Handle” Screening

by Ellen Mueller on April 18, 2020, no comments

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I’m delighted to have a few video pieces from Phil and I’s Demarcation Series on view in this online exhibition. This program of video works, curated by Adam Farcus, gives shape to human attempts at communing with the natural world, exemplifies ways that we metaphorically use nature to speak about existence, and translates Earth forms into language.

Heater Theatre Show 2: Handle is now streaming at theneonheater.com
Streaming from April 13th to May 17th
, with a screening hopefully when the world is less broken. Stay Tuned!

Demarcation: Drift Wood

Featuring work by @benjaminzellmerbellas @ellemeff @itsdionne @mer_like @ellenmmueller & @phil.rules.design, @dawnroe @ruoyishi and Hennessy Youngman (Jayson Musson). Curated by @toubab_adama of @lease_agreement

Bad at Sports Podcast: Today’s MFA

by Ellen Mueller on April 10, 2020, no comments

Bad at Sports

Check out this episode of Bad At Sports podcast!

This episode was recorded in Chicago during February at CAA 2020. We were talking about the recent evolution of the MFA degree with  Ellen Mueller of the Minneapolis College of Art and DesignMK Guth of the Pacific Northwest College of ArtLisa Iglesias of the University of Florida Gainesville, and Paul Catanese of Columbia College Chicago.