Saturday, July 16, 2016

Film Soaking Tests

I have been working hard experimenting with film soaking techniques for my upcoming residency in the Arctic this fall. Here are some of my latest results:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kickstarter Project for The Arctic Circle Residency

Hey everybody! I'm doing a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for a trip to the Arctic I'm doing later this year. I've been invited to participate in The Arctic Circle program, an artist residency where you sail on a Barquentine tall ship (aka pirate ship) for three weeks around Svalbard. It is the trip of a lifetime and I am insanely excited for it! If you can chip in a few bucks, there are some awesome rewards listed on the campaign page, and please feel free to share the link far and wide! Thank you!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dishwasher-Soaked Film

Here are some images from a recent experiment, where I ran some film through the dishwasher before exposing it. Stay tuned for more!

New Land-Shape Website

Check out the new website of Land-Shape, where I participated in their land art festival in Denmark last June, and where I'll be returning next year to permanently install my project Meteor Shower in Brønderslev.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Russia and Denmark Urban Mirages Images

The four latest additions to my Urban Mirages series:

Børsen, Copenhagen

Hermitage, St Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg

Denmark and Russia Holga

I was traveling in Denmark and Russia for the month of June. Here are some Holga panoramas from my trip.

The lighthouse at Skagen, the northernmost point of Denmark.

A monument depicting Russian history in Veliky Novgorod, Russia.

A cathedral in St Petersburg.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dubious Cosmology - MFA Thesis Exhibition

If you are in Toronto this month, please come check out my thesis exhibition at Gallery 1313! It is the culmination of my time at York University as an MFA student in Visual Art.

Ella Morton: Dubious Cosmology – York University MFA Thesis Exhibition

Gallery 1313
Opening reception: Thursday, April 16th, 2015. 6:30-10:00pm
Exhibition runs April 15-26, 2015

1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6K 1L6
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Dubious Cosmology is a proposition that the world is overflowing with mystery. It is a series of photographs and sculptures that celebrate the uncanny and the sublime. It is a collection of bizarre renditions of other universes. It is an exploration of fringe beliefs and why they are important. It is an inquiry into photography, the land and sky, UFOs and science fiction. It is a quest to show that there is a relationship between landscape and mystery, and why that relationship is of value to us. If we look at our surroundings – our landscapes – closely, it becomes undeniable that everything is extraordinary, inexplicable, wonderful, and that there is so much more to be uncovered.

Gallery 1313
Twitter: @Gallery1313

Ella Morton
Twitter/Instagram: @ellasharpmorton