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 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.

top The Monthly Sculptures...

Throughout 2003, Ellie 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 then was 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.

top  Gold Card Adventures

Ellie’s second major year-long project, for which she documented the total distance of all the journeys she made on London Transport in a year (9,236 kilometres), using her Gold Card - a yearly travel pass. This website details each of these 1,495 journeys she made and acts as an online version of the Gold Card Adventures exhibition at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station in London in 2005.

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  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  TicTac Typing & Peanut Typing

This installation features two Mac computer programmes made during the LabCulture digital arts residency in 2002. The programmes mimic the common typing test, but rather than telling you your speed or accuracy, they inform you of the equivalent number of TicTacs or peanuts you are burning off whilst typing. Bowls of TicTacs and peanuts are installed alongside the two Macs for hungry participants.