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Artist Talk with Ellen Moffat
Friday 20 October | 7:00 pm
ARTIST TALK WITH
Friday 20 October 2023 at 7 PM
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON
Ellen Moffat (born 1954 in Toronto) is a Canadian media artist who works in sound, image and text in installation and performance. She uses found and organic materials, field recordings, and generative processes to construct possible worlds of sonic fluctuation. Her artworks and compositions present sensorial spaces of listening and hearing to propose sound as ways of knowing the world as relations.
As an artist, Moffat has exhibited her work throughout Canada and internationally and has completed several artists’ residencies. These include residencies at Video Vérité (now PAVED Arts) in Saskatoon, The Dunlop Gallery in Regina, CARFAC Saskatchewan in Prince Albert, and the Canada Council for the Arts’ Paris Residency in 2012. Moffat has also been involved in many art organizations as a cultural worker and board member and has worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. Language and speech have been ongoing subjects of exploration for Moffat. The installation entitled “COMP_OSE” exhibited in a national tour in 2008 and 2009, included two interactive interfaces – one creating language as sound, the other as text. These “instruments” engaged gallerygoers in collaboration. These artistic concerns include the slippage that occurs in translation, as in the work “she i her” exhibited at The Dunlop Gallery in 2015. In 2017, she was commissioned to create Small Sonorities: Material Signals, a four-minute, multi-screen video for the Remai Modern Art Gallery web commission project.
This artist talk is generously hosted by NAC and sponsored by S.A.I.L.