Event

Ellie Ga Performs “The Fortunetellers”

Saturday, July 21, 2018
8:00pm — 10:00pm

Ellie Ga performing The Fortunetellers at The Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Ellie Ga performs The Fortunetellers, a narrative-based performance that combines memories with a vast array of documents created and archived throughout the artist’s five-month residency aboard The Tara, a sailboat drifting in the frozen pack ice of the Arctic Ocean, during a scientific expedition near the North Pole. Still and moving images are used to conjure up the terms and rituals of daily life in the Arctic night.

Ga’s work is included in Indicators: Artists on Climate Change on view at Storm King May 19-November 11, 2018.

This event is included with admission, registration is required. 

Ellie Ga is an artist whose work is inspired by the indeterminacy of exploration and the human desire to chart and translate the unknown. She uses a range of media to build her layered narratives: part observational essay, part documentary, part fragmentary storytelling.

Ga typically works in series, distilling multiple artworks from a single object of inquiry. The unusual experiences Ga has drawn upon during the last decade of her artistic output include the fortunetelling rituals of Ga and a small crew of scientists drifting on a sailboat in the frozen Arctic Ocean and the quest to piece together the artifacts of a submerged ancient wonder in Alexandria, Egypt.

Ga’s projects unfold over the course of several years, often in tandem with research centers and archives such as The Explorers Club (New York), Tara Arctic Expeditions (France/Arctic Ocean) and The Center for Maritime Archeology, Alexandria (Egypt). She has presented solo exhibitions at Bureau, New York; Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire (FR); M-Museum, Leuven (BE) and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Ga’s performances have been showcased in New York at The Guggenheim Museum, The New Museum, The Kitchen and EMPAC. Upcoming publications include North Was Here (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Square Octagon Circle (Siglio Press). She was recently a recipient of a three-year research fellowship from Swedish Research Council. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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