Ella Sutherland’s Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency

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Ella Sutherland works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Her practice is grounded in her background in visual communication, involving the analysis and activation of complex systems of reading which engage the following overlapping fields: the relationship between language and social history; the evolution of technology in disseminating thought, experimental typographic methodologies and how this interacts with a conflation of the analogue and digital.

Ella utilizes text-based documentary making, print technology, publishing and installation to analyse and activate complex systems of reading and navigation within the built environment. Within this she explores the interpretive devices of gesture and narrative with a view to displacing habitual ways of understanding language, space and information.

Ella will travel to Germany next October, spending a year researching, networking and developing new work as recipient of the 2020/2021 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency.
Ella’s proposed project for the residency aims to interrogate the role of historic censorship in the development of contemporary modes of subversive communication.

Portrait: Ella Sutherland, 2019.
Photograph: Sarah Rodigari

Feature Image: Ella Sutherland, Bookworks, 2019, installation view: Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2019.
Photograph: Christian Capurro


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