Ellie Harrison - March 2002

Standalone film designed to be exhibited on a monitor - previously shown at the Science Museum in London from 23 May - 9 November 2003 and now on permanent display at the new Wellcome Collection museum.

This high-speed animated film features all of the 1640 photographs taken during the project Eat 22, for which I photographed everything I ate for a year. Reproduced courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.

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Ellie Harrison - May 2001

Film documenting a kinetic sculpture originally shown as part of my degree show at Nottingham Trent University in 2001.

The extension on the back of the exercise bike was a device designed to give gravitational potential energy to apples. The height of the device was proportional to the energy content of the apple. A similar, proportionally larger device for doughnuts was also designed.

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Ellie Harrison - December 2000

Film documenting a kinetic installation originally installed at Nottingham Trent University, whilst I was in the 3rd year of my BA Fine Art course in 2000.

The carrot and the éclair moved round the two train tracks at speeds proportional to their energy contents.

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top Angel Row Jukebox

An interactive installation commissioned for the closing party of Angel Row Gallery in Nottingham. The Jukebox contained all the UK #1 hits which corresponded with the openings of 254 exhibitions held at the gallery over its lifetime. The audience were asked to punch in the code for the exhibition they first remembered visiting.

top  Self-Destruction (Building Site Ballot)

A site-specific installation made for the launch of a gallery on the second floor of a working building site in Copenhagen. The audience’s attitude and nerve were tested by being asked to respond to the question of whether or not they think the ‘artwork’ (a small replica of the gallery), is any good. Their response helped decide whether it should be saved or destroyed.

top  I've Been Watching You

This screen based animated notebook was developed in response to the three-and-a-half years Ellie spent working as Undercover Artist in Residence at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. The 38 minute animation chronicles anecdotes, facts and figures about the 207 films she watched whilst on shift, which collectively amounted to over 16 days solid viewing.

top  Statistics Are Hot Air

This colour-coded vinyl bar chart visualises the exact quantity of gaseous emissions Ellie produced daily throughout 2003. The piece was originally created in 2003 as a studio based wall chart exploring the notion of ‘artistic output’, for which Ellie added one bar to the chart each day. In 2007 the completed chart was installed as semi-permanent installation on glass at Birmingham Moor Street Station as part the New Art Birmingham exhibition Ariston. There is also an online version of the chart.

top Sneezes 2003

Throughout 2003, Ellie recorded the exact date and time of her every sneeze. For this solo exhibition at the Wallner Gallery in Nottingham, she transformed the gallery walls into a giant two-way timeline. Mini colour-coded prints representing each of the 318 sneezes were positioned around the walls to indicate the exact date and time at which they occurred.

top 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.

top Daily Data Display Wall

For the duration of the Day-to-Day Data exhibition in Nottingham and Portsmouth, Ellie 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.