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Barbara Ellison (Ireland/Netherlands) is a audio/visual artist whose work explores ghostly presence and substance in a plethora of sonic and visual realms. Within these realms she plays in diverse ways with the phenomenon of auditory and visual ambiguity using materials that are either naturally ambiguous or have been composed/constructed to attain this quality. In this way in she exploits the potential for the generation and illumination of unusual and compositionally interesting emergent phenomena. She is drawn to the nature of perceptual ambiguity and our innate propensity and desire as humans to find ‘meaningful’ patterns in our environment even where none exist. Her projects manifest in diverse and often unexpected media and platforms involving long intense working periods of practical and theoretical research. Her art research work has brought her in recent years to Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic , Amazon, Brazil , Svaneti, Georgia, Danum Valley rainforest in Borneo, Cardamom rainforest, Cambodia, Mmabolela, South Africa, Japan,  Iceland, Australia ,Chile, Bolivia and Nepal . She teaches at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Huddersfield (UK).

audio compositions, instrumental and object compositions, installations, video works, drawings, performance  …..and much much more …..

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lives and working in the mighty Den Haag, by the north sea,  in The Netherlands

Barbara Ellison CV

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