Ellen Mueller

Miles of Separation Exhibition

by Ellen Mueller on January 29, 2019, no comments

Erma Series: Line Up

Three drawings from Erma Series have been selected for the juried exhibition, Miles of Separation, at Drury University’s C-Street Gallery. This show explores the way humans travel across the planet for asylum, weather events, luxury, exploration, or the need to relocate.

C Street Gallery
233 E Commercial St
Springfield, Missouri 65803

Feb. 1-22, 2019
Viewing Hours:
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
First Friday Receptions: 5 – 8 p.m. monthly

Social Practice & Service Learning Panel at CAA

by Ellen Mueller on January 26, 2019, no comments

Social Practice Zines: Discussion Questions

Karen Gergely and I are co-chairing a panel at the CAA Conference in NYC, entitled, Social Practice & Service Learning. Join us Thursday, February 14, 2-3:30pm at New York Hilton Midtown – Concourse G. The panelists include:

Improving Social Practice through Service Learning Pedagogy
Kimberly Callas, Monmouth University

Art in Public: Audiencing and Engagement
Jennifer E. Ustick, University of Cincinnati

Empathy and Politics: Negotiating Student Approaches and Community Impact
Leslie M. Robison, Flagler College

Metropolis—Studying in the City
Karni Barzilay, Curator of Kav 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

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!

CAA Conference
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Body + Camera Festival in New Jersey City

by Ellen Mueller on January 19, 2019, no comments


Crunching, a video piece made during a residency at Playa Artist Residency in Oregon, is set on the edge of a lake that dries up every summer due to commercial irrigation. It depicts various textures that, while appealing, also reflect a strained relationship between natural processes and human exploitation.

This work will be featured in the Body + Camera Festival, which presents a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film, and includes special screenings and artist talks aimed at provoking discussion around the event’s theme. This year’s films were selected from over 1,700 international submissions by a jury of experienced members of the performance and film community, and organized into five distinct programs and installations.

Crunching is a part of the Convening program: eight films that explore our ongoing search for physical intimacy with nature.

Mana Contemporary, New Jersey City, NJ
January 26, 2019 — 11am-5pm
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Emergency Index Vol. 7

by Ellen Mueller on January 10, 2019, no comments

Emergency Index Vol. 7

Pre-order the latest volume of Emergency Index! My project, Eating & Making Together (Cheese Sculptures), is included in the book.

The pages of Emergency INDEX are open to all who work with performance. In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today. Each volume features a comprehensive index of key terms used by contributors in describing and discussing their own work. Begun in 2011, INDEX is a lens for seeing the field of contemporary performance from the ground up.

INDEX Vol. 7 presents 260 works from 51 countries performed during 2017, documented in the words of their creators.

If you have a performance you’d like to submit for the next edition, the deadline is Feb 15, 2019.

Revolutions Per Minute Festival

by Ellen Mueller on January 6, 2019, no comments

What It Takes Series: Poms

What It Takes Series is an official selection in the Revolutions Per Minute Festival at UMass Boston, Feb 2-3, 2019.

RPM Fest is dedicated to short-form poetic, personal, experimental film, video, VR, expanded cinema and audiovisual performance. We are looking for any work that experiments with the formal possibilities or hybrid form of film, video audiovisual, animation, expanded cinema and VR under 15 minutes.

RPM Fest Facebook Page