This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 11 March 2015. Subscribe at:

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Hello, Well, it's been a busy time at Ellie Harrison HQ with the LIFE-WORK balance totally out of kilter. But at least it means I have lots of exciting things to share - with events happening in Glasgow, Berlin, London, Birmingham and new films online.

Highlights include: today's Dark Days film launch, my talk at Camden Arts Centre next week and the call out for zombie participants for my massive project in Birmingham next month.

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Dark Days (photo: James Rippingale)


On Friday 13 February, I staged the Dark Days event - inviting one hundred people to spend the night together at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow as part of a pop-up community.

Today the short film documenting Dark Days goes live! And this Saturday at Tramway in Glasgow you can hear more from some of the participants and join us to discuss the Dark Days theme at this free follow-up event:

Dark Days Discussion & Film Screening
Saturday 14 March 2015
11:45 - 12:45

Studio, Tramway
25 Albert Drive
G41 2PE

View the film at:

Timelines (photo: Paco Neumann)

Time & Motion

In February, I took part in the 2015 Transmediale Festival: CAPTURE ALL in Berlin, presenting my strategies for monitoring and redressing the LIFE-WORK balance as part of the Time & Motion Panel Discussion, which is now available to watch online. My 2006 work Timelines, for which I attempted to document everything I did, 24 hours a day, for four weeks, remains on show in Berlin as part of the Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life at HKW until 6 April 2015.

28 January - 6 April 2015
Wednesday - Monday, 11:00 - 19:00

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

View Panel Discussion at:

Ethics: Extremism & Compromise

Ethics: Extremism & Compromise

Next week, I'm giving a talk at Camden Arts Centre in London as part of Artquest's Practice 360° programme, which considers the borders around what defines contemporary art practice, exploring how lifestyle, family and money have presence within artist's working lives.

Ever since her early works, such as Eat 22 (for which she photographed everything she ate for a year), there has been a blurring between Ellie Harrison's life and work, and an ongoing struggle to balance the two. Over the last six years, as her work has become more politicised, she has developed ever more extreme systems and rules to enable her to live her values (minimise her impact on the world) and be as efficient as possible (maximise her work time) - pushing out all unnecessary objects and relationships as a result. In this special talk she will discuss how this rational path of continual 'progress' became ultimately, ironically, 'unsustainable', and how at a certain point she had to try to learn to compromise in order to survive.

Wednesday 18 March 2015
18:30 - 20:00

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road

Book tickets at:

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High Street Casualties (illustration: Jock Mooney)

High Street Casualties:
Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk

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We are now recruiting zombies for High Street Casualties: Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk - my massive new performance / event in collaboration with Ort Gallery in Birmingham.

High Street Casualties brings to life the 'creative destructive' forces of capitalism on Birmingham's busy shopping streets. Dressed in the torn and faded uniforms of Woolworths, MFI, Borders, JJB Sports, Comet, Blockbuster, Phones 4U and more, an army of over one hundred 'zombies' will make their way from the former sites of these now defunct businesses, through the City Centre, before amassing and descending on Ort Gallery at dusk for a massive Zombie Ball.
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Birmingham City Centre
Saturday 11 April 2015 from 16:00

Followed by a Zombie Ball at 18:00 at
Ort Gallery
500-504 Moseley Road
Balsall Heath
B12 9AH

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