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Friday Finds: Artist Ellie Ga researches the history of Women and Archaeology at BMC with Camilla MacKay

Friday Finds: Artist Ellie Ga researches the history of Women and Archaeology at BMC with Camilla MacKay Online

In collaboration with the Center for Visual Culture, Special Collections welcomes artist Ellie Ga to campus virtually (during the current school year) and in person with a residency (as soon as that is possible). While in residence, Ga will "comb" Special Collections in the process of producing a new work of art, commissioned by the College. Before then, she wants to connect with us by sharing her work and conversing with community members as she gets to know Bryn Mawr. 

For the second virtual event, join Ellie as she begins her artistic research in the archaeology collections with a Friday Finds conversation exploring the role of women in archaeology at BMC. She will be joined by Camilla MacKay, multi-generational alumna, archaeologist and librarian. 

Register for ZOOM link here.

Please visit our related website to learn more about all Ellie Ga related events and activities at Bryn Mawr College as they are scheduled.

Please also view Sayed, a work by Ellie Ga, made available by the artist and her gallery through the Center for Visual Culture's Virtual VIsual Culture event series.

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Ellie Ga (b. 1976) is an American artist living in Sweden. Her work is included in collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Bard College. Her most recent work, Gyres 1-3 (2019), was a commission for the Whitney Biennial and was reviewed in The New York Times and Artnews. Art historian Tom McDonough (SUNY-Binghamton) wrote about it for the fall 2019 issue of Osmos Magazine.

Ga works between memoir, travelogue, and visual essay connecting ideas and presenting them as multichannel videos or performances with live narration. Her recent films look at water as the site of political exile, religious pilgrimage, and forced migration across the Aegean Sea. Her working process is a kind of “beach-combing” that embraces chance encounter with artifacts and how they find their way to her. It involves extended periods of research, including conversations with people in roles, such as museum directors, scholars, or Arctic explorers. Her interests are interdisciplinary and cross-temporal. She speaks of her work as a collection of chance encounters, what is lost (and accrued) in translating between spoken and written words, and archaeological discovery.

Ga will be in residence at Bryn Mawr College twice during the 2021-22 academic year and virtually throughout the 2020-21 school year. Throughout this process, we hope you will join us in a collective note-keeping practice, responding to your own experience of Ga's work and the chance encounters you collect along the way. 

Date:
April 16, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Library & Information Technology Services
Audience:
  Faculty     Public     Staff     Students  
Categories:
  Friday Finds     Public History     Special Collections  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://brynmawr-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlfuGtpzkpHtcvlpYUS7Vi_wEq4oYn4ZbX

Event Organizer

Carrie Robbins