General Election Drinking Game
An endurance performance devised by Harrison to coincide with the 2010 UK general election. Four ‘players’ represented the main political parties – each attempting to drink one shot of lager for every seat in parliament their party won, live as the results came in throughout the night.
Hedonism vs. Asceticism: A control freak’s guide to the MFA
A lecture by Harrison as part of the Master of Fine Art (MFA) screening programme at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Detailing her experience of studying on the MFA course at Glasgow School of Art from 2008 – 2010, the lecture offers an insight into how she set about organising both her time and the contents of her mind, and explores her tempestuous relationships with ‘work’ and ‘play’.
Daily Data Display Room
For the duration of the Day-to-Day Data exhibition at Danielle Arnaud contemporary art in London, Ellie collected information about 10 elements of her everyday routine. Each morning the results from the previous day were emailed to the gallery and used to reconfigure and adjust the 10 different objects comprising the installation. Over the course of the exhibition, the display aimed to test and visualise an experiment as to whether there was a correlation between different elements of this information.
Daily Data Display Wall
For the duration of the Day-to-Day Data exhibition in Nottingham and Portsmouth, Harrison collected data about 20 different elements of her daily life onto Daily Data Log sheets. Each morning the Log Sheet results were emailed to the gallery and used to reconfigure the 20 different items in the installation, so that it took on a slightly different appearance each day of the exhibition.
The Monthly Sculptures Determined by the Daily Quantification Records
Throughout 2003, Harrison also collected data about 14 different elements of her everyday life onto Daily Quantification Records. Each month this data was converted into a set of averages, which was then applied to a set of scales and systems to output the specifications for a monthly sculpture. The first six months’ worth of sculptures was installed at the 2003 Goldsmiths Postgraduate Degree Show.