German artist Ella Ziegler was the 2019 OSCA International Artist in Residence. She developed a new work for the OSCA curated SUE FORESHORE FESTIVAL in October as well as leading a series of of workshops in June and Sept 2019 for local artists interested in making temporary site-based art in public spaces. Ella is highly regarded internationally within the field of interventional art practice in the public domain.
Using a wide range of artistic methods, Ella’s interdisciplinary observations and reflections lead us through a variety of social situations where she highlights, questions and renegotiates the importance of individual participation in public space by means of context-based actions and performances. Ella’s idiosyncratic practice is simple and radical at the same time, inspiring wonder, provoking curiosity and making us think differently about what we previously considered ordinary.
“I take delight in renewing my own as well as my viewers’ consciousness by highlighting and sensitizing us to what normally passes us by inconspicuously. My independent, idiosyncratic practice is simple and radical at the same time, inspiring wonder, provoking curiosity and making us think differently about what we previously considered ordinary.” Ella Ziegler.
MUNDANE POETRY: Transforming everyday sites into opportunities for playful artistic expression
3 – 7 June / 10am – 4 pm
Location: Fontanelle Gallery and surrounds, 175 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
MUNDANE POETRY brings to attention the poetic and multi-layered phenomena that surround us in everyday life. Its aim is to bring focus to what we sometimes ignore and overlook in our daily routines. This workshop is for anyone interested in creating temporary art works in public spaces.
This project has been funded by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield
TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES
In association with The Mill and supported by the City of Adelaide
Wednesday 12th June, 2019 / 10am – 4pm
Location: The Mill’s Breakout Space and public spaces
This one-day masterclass/workshop is focused on temporary site-based and unexpected art events in the public domain. Taking its lead from Ella’s innovative approaches that utilise performance and visual art strategies, to creatively transform mundane public spaces into dynamic spaces of playful artistic expression. Participants will be invited to explore the importance of individual participation in public space by means of context – based actions, events and performance proposals.
This masterclass/workshop will offer local Adelaide artists a fertile space to share, learn, create and exchange ideas, skills and processes. The overall directives will open up new ways of thinking, doing and making in a collaborative and collegial gathering that will extend and address each participating artists’ own practices and interests.