This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 22 April 2009. Subscribe at: tinyletter.com/ellieharrison

Hello folks,

I've not sent a mailout for a while, but it appears that exhibitions for me are a bit like buses - you wait for ages and then two come along at once.

I am showing a number of new installations at Plymouth College of Art and at Mejan Labs in Stockholm. Please see below for further details and pop along if you happen to be in the vicinity. If not, please take the time to have a peek at some of the video documentation I've put online.

I am in an excitable mood because today, Wednesday 22nd April, is also the launch of the first publication about my work. Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector features a specially commissioned text by Sally O'Reilly in which she takes on the role of 'therapist' - analysing my previous obsessive working methods as though symptoms of some terrible condition inflicted subliminally by a childhood spent in Thatcher's Britain. The book is published by Plymouth College of Art Press and is launched to coincide with my exhibition at the college's Viewpoint Gallery. If you're interested, you can now get hold of a copy in my online shop.

If you get the chance let me know what you think!

Best wishes,

Ellie x




Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector

Ellie Harrison
Viewpoint Gallery
23rd April - 30th May 2009


This exhibition marks the end of my period of residency at Plymouth College of Art. It features the new installation Vending Machine, for which an old vending machine is reprogrammed to release snacks only when news relating to the recession makes the headlines on the BBC news feed.

OPENING & BOOK LAUNCH: Wednesday 22nd April 17:30 - 19:30
ARTIST'S TALK: Thursday 23rd April 16:00 - 17:00
OPEN: Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 19:00,
Friday 9:00 - 17:00, Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

Viewpoint Gallery
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth
PL4 8AT
Plymouth College of Art

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The History of Financial Crises Transactions

Transfers and Actions
Mejan Labs
16th April - 7th June 2009


This two-person exhibition with Casey Reas brings together works which explore the transformation and translation of information. I am showing the installation The History of Financial Crises, in which the turbulent history of capitalism is re-enacted by popcorn making machines, and Transactions, a smaller piece in which a 'dancing Coke can' performs a jig every time an economic transaction is recorded.

VIDEO: The History of Financial Crises >
VIDEO: Transactions >

OPEN: Tuesdays - Fridays 11:00 - 17:00,
Saturdays - Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

Mejan Labs
Akademigränd 3
111 52 Stockholm
Sweden
Mejan Labs