This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 30 June 2015. Subscribe at:


I had a short kip and now I'm back with two exciting new projects in July: This Is What Democracy Looks Like! in London and There's nothing More Unequal than Equality amongst Unequals, launching in Cardiff this Friday 3 July.

Please read on for all the details and come along if you're nearby!

Best wishes,


This Is What Democracy Looks Like! (image: Eric Staller)

This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

A new project by Ellie Harrison presented by The Yard as part of the Walkie Talkies programme curated by Beckie Darlington in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like! gives you the opportunity to meet & greet your newly elected politicians at a roving roundtable discussion upon a bicycle built for seven. Hop on, decide on your direction and then travel together through the Olympic Park whilst discussing the issues that matter to you with the people in power.

Discussions hosted by:

Thursday 16 July
1pm - 2pm
Cllr Whitney Ihenachor
2pm - 3pm
Cllr Amina Ali
3pm - 4pm
Cllr Nick Sharman
4pm - 5pm
Cllr Guy Nicholson
5pm - 6pm
Cllr Richard Crawford
Friday 17 July
1pm - 2pm
Jim Fitzpatrick MP
2pm - 3pm
Meg Hillier MP
3pm - 4pm
Cllr Jessica Webb
4pm - 5pm
Cllr Christopher Kennedy
5pm - 6pm
Cllr Peter Golds
Saturday 18 July
1pm - 2pm
Stephen Timms MP
2pm - 3pm
Darren Johnson AM
3pm - 4pm
Cllr Rachel Blake
4pm - 5pm
Jennette Arnold AM
5pm - 6pm
Cllr Terry Paul

Meet on the hour outside:

Copper Box Arena
Copper Street
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 3HB

Image courtesy of Eric Staller - inventor of the Conference Bike

There's nothing More Unequal than Equality amongst Unequals

There's nothing More Unequal than Equality amongst Unequals

A performance / installation at G39 as part of a new project by Ellie Harrison in collaboration with Made in Roath.

There's nothing More Unequal than Equality amongst Unequals explores the different interpretations of the concept of 'equality' favoured by different parts of the political spectrum. On Friday 3 July (6-9pm) a diverse group of six people from the local area will take part in a simple performance in the gallery – standing on a series of special plinths designed to raise each person up to an equal level, so that together they form a perfect line.

A photograph from the performance will feature as part of the exhibition Island: Adaptations I & II, which continues at G39 'til 12 September 2015:
Wednesday - Saturday, 11-5pm

Oxford Street
CF24 3DT

Illustration taken from the 'easy read' version of the Equality Act 2010

Timelines at HeK (photo: Marco Frauchiger)

Poetics & Politics of Data

And finally, this Saturday 4 July I'm speaking at the Data Traces conference in Basel, to coincide with the exhibition Poetics & Politics of Data at HeK, featuring my 2006 work Timelines, for which I attempted to document everything I did, 24 hours a day, for four weeks.

Exhibition Open 'til 29 August 2015:
Thursday - Wednesday, 12-6pm

House of Electronic Arts Basel
Freilager-Platz 9
CH-4142 Münchenstein / Basel