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Biography

Rooted in the vocabulary of sculpture – the body, space and materiality – sound, image and text are central to my installation and performative projects. My primary media is sound as a poetic inquiry into resonance, social relations and experience. Since 2002, my sound projects have ranged from immersive sound installations of fixed compositions using speech fragments, to electroacoustic and text ‘instruments’, to live performative projects with constructed and ad hoc elements as soundboards, listening chambers and recording studios. My electro-acoustic interfaces employ various strategies and techniques for experimental sound-making using materials, objects, physical controllers, transducers, hi-low aesthetics and analog and digital technology. My recent production includes visualization of sound and the sonification of data.

My work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally in Paris, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, New York, Florida and Venice as independent, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. I have completed numerous research and production residencies, contract cultural work as an instructor, writer and program coordinator.

Born in Toronto, I have lived and worked throughout Canada. I currently live in Saskatoon. I am a Professional Affiliate with Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan (2011-2020).

 

CONTACT:

moffat.e@sasktel.net

 

NEWS: UPCOMING & RECENT

Galerie Schleufmuhlgasse 12-14, Vienna (June 9-24, 2017), 2-person exhibition with Michael Koch, curated by Denise Parizek

VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communication, 4-city tour, 2017-18: Chatham (Thames Art Gallery); London; Hamilton; Toronto

Roaming 2: Bridges, International Faculty Show, Hubei Institute of Fine Art and U of Saskatchewan, Wuhan, China, curated by Xiao Han

PAVED Arts Residency Project with Helen Pridmore, Saskatoon, Summer 2018

Small Sonorities: Material Signals: web commission, Remai Modern Gallery, curated by Gregory Burke & Sandra Guimaraes. https://remaimodern.org/pre-launch-programs/web-commissions/ellen-moffat-small-sonorities-material-signals  (March 2017)

Echoing (silent) mechanisms, curated by Eric Mattson, Sounds Like Festival, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon (July 13-17, 2016)

 

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EDUCATION

1995 : MFA Sculpture, University of Regina, Regina

1992 : BFA, Studio, Concordia University, Montreal

1977 : BA, Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto

 

SOLO Exhibitions

2015: Playing with Gertrude, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto

2013: She I Her, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon

2011: PickUpPutDown, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

           Lines, Tones and Spaces, Port Loggia, NSCAD U, Halifax

           vBox, Project Space, Open Sound, Surrey Art Gallery

           COMP OSE, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario

2009: COMP OSE, Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T-Scarborough, Toronto

2008: COMP OSE, College Building Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2006: Claybank Voices, Art Gallery of Swift Current

            BLOW, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan

           SoundsNervouse, The New Gallery, Calgary

            SoundsNervouse, WPK Kennedy Centre, North Bay

2005: Fault Lines, MacKenzie Art Gallery (New Acquisitions), Regina (catalogue)

2004: BLOW, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2001: Line Break, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury

1999: Shades of Black and White, Neutral Ground, Regina

1998: Shades of Black and White, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert (catalogue)

1995: Still Life/Nature Morte, MFA Exhibition, Scotia Centre’s Galleria, Regina

 

TWO & THREE PERSON Exhibitions

2011: Marking Space, with Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Kentler International Drawing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009: Eidola, W Brent & E Moffat, Open Space, Victoria (catalogue), curated by Ted Heibert and David Cecchetta

2003: Guessed House, E Moffat, L Duvall, R VKnowles, AKA, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2003: Surface Tension, E Moffat & R Horowitz, NAC, St Catherines

2002: Passages, E Moffat & J Ryckman, TRUCK Gallery, Calgary (publication)

2000: E Moffat & F Robson, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

1999: Fixations, E Moffat & D Askevold, MSVU, Halifax(catalogue)

1999: Non-Places, E Moffat & J Peacock, Dunlop Art Gallery – Sherwood, Regina

1994: Inside Outside, E Moffat & R Chambers, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina

 

 GROUP Exhibitions (Selected)

2016: Echoing (Silent) Mechanisms, Sounds Like, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2015: rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

2013: ping ting tootle, situated interactive sound installation in CAFKA, Kitchener

2012: in pulse with Kim Morgan in Place Markers: Mapping Locaitons and Probing Boundaries, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, curated by Peter Dykhuis

2010: How I Learned to Stop…, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon

2008: spinning slowly, Night Trains, Salon Ba’stav, Tel Aviv

2007: Art is Not Mute, Ersta Konsthall Sound Archive, Stockholm, Sweden: Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary; Botkyrka Konstall, Sweden; Hit, Gotenburg, Sweden

2006: Claybank Voices: How Men Turned White Mud into Cape Canaveral, in Mama Wetotan / Crossfiring, Knowhere Prod & CommonWeal, SK (publication)

2005: Sound Madness 1, Sound + Vision Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff

2004: Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton, (publication)

2004: Civil Fugue, in Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton (publication)

2003: Utopia Station, FLEAS collective with M Rosler, Arsenale, Venice Biennale

2003: Utopia Station Poster project, FLEAS collective with M Rosler, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2003: Sprawl: Beyond the Field of Vision, Museum London (publication)

2002: Altars and Shrines, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert (catalogue)

2001: The Infinite Between, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

2001: Viewing Distance, touring exhibition. Swift Current, Estevan, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert

2001: The Infinite Between, Gallery 44, Toronto (publication)

2000: Utopia and Desire, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert

1998: Do It, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

 

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

2015: (un)quiet d, with Robert Luzar, Gallery G, Toronto

2013: book/table/chair interdisciplinary project with Kathryn Ricketts; Nightswimming – Pure Research, with Brian Quirt and DD Kugler, Vancouver

2013: cruising, video with Kim Morgan as part of Tracing the City, SSHRC-Creation and Production Grant with Kim Morgan, Solomon Nagler, Martha Radice

2011: Strung with Jeff Morton, Sounds Like Audio Festival, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon

2010: MOO, site-specific sound installation with Jeff Morton, Agribition, Regina

2010: Realms of Knowing, performative book and sound project with Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Toronto

2007: Convocare / Consonare with David Gerhard, International Computer Music Conference, Copenhagen

2007: The Art of Immersive Soundscapes with David Gerhard, University of Regina, Regina

2002: Track, SPASM Public Art Festival, Video Vérité, Saskatoon

 

ONE-UP EVENTS and SCREENINGS

2016: Surface : Signal, solo performance in Echoing (Silent) Mechanisms, Sounds Like Audio Festival, Saskatoon

2015: book, solo performance at Club Saw, Ottawa and Cathedral Village Art Festival, Regina

2014: Repetition, performed by members of Bozzini Quatuor and others, Concordia Creative Music Institute, La Vitrola, Montreal

2013: Chaser, solo piano performance for PLAY by Kathleen Irwin and Jeff Morton, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

2013: in pulse, video presentation, Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus Conference, Culture of Cities Centre, NYC

2012: in pulse, video presentation, Ambiances, Montreal

2009: Art’s Birthday, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2006: Far and Few: Art in the Air, Struts Gallery, Sackville

2006: Performed Installation, Western Front, Vancouver

2006: This City is a Radio, PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2005: Video Projection, Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown

2005: Art in the Air, Struts Gallery, Sackville

2005: Now, PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2005: Upstream Saskatchewan (video), PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2003: Screening, Production Support Projects (video), Video Vérité, Saskatoon

 

COMPOSITIONS & DISCOGRAPHY

2016: Book (remix) in Oscar’s Salon, on-line project, Betsy Warland

2013: Chaser, performance in PLAY by K Irwin & JMorton, Dunlop Art Gallery

2011: MOO, with Jeff Morton

2009: urbansubsonic, Saskatoon

2007: spinning slowly, with Yonatan Kunda and nilsOn Muniz, Tel Aviv

2005-08: The Phoneme Project

2006: Claybank Voices: How Men made White Mud…  (CD catalogue )

2004: BLOW (catalogue with audio CD)

2002: Fault Lines (catalogue with audio CD and DVD)

2000: Transitive (artist book / catalogue with CD)

 

RESIDENCIES

2016: Research and Travel Residency, Yosuga Art Space, Kyoto

2015: Co-prod, Charles St Video and New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto

2013: Jean Johnston Residency, Art and Art History Department U of S, Saskatoon

2012: Paris International Residency, Canada Council for the Arts

2011: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax

2010: Canadian Western Agribition, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina

2010: Interrarium Interdisciplinary Workshop, The Banff Centre, Banff

2007: Production Residency, Oboro Media Centre, Montreal

2007: Art of Immersive Soundscapes 2 (ais2), University of Regina

2006: Western Front Artist-run Centre-Media Lab, Vancouver

2006: New Media Studio Lab, Dept of Media Production, University of Regina

2005: Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

2005: Visual Arts Department, University of Regina, Regina

2005: Sound & Vision Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff

2002: Atlantic Centre for the Arts, New Smryna Beach, Florida

2001-02: Artist in Residence, Video Vérité Artist Centre, Saskatoon

2000: Discovery Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff

1998-99: Artist in Residence, CARFAC – Saskatchewan, Prince Albert

1998: Artist in Residence, Dunlop Art Gallery – Glen Elm Branch Library, Regina

1997-98: Artist in Residence, CARFAC – Saskatchewan, Prince Albert

1995-97: Artist in Residence, Prairie Trails Arts Council, Fort Qu’Appelle and area

 

 COMMISSIONS and PUBLIC ART

2017: Small Sonorities: Material Signals, Web commission by Remai Modern Gallery

1998: Bench Marks Place, Core Area Art Park, Regina (commission)

1998: PLAY, Lakeridge Sports Park, Regina (commission)

1996: Signatures of Time (community collaboration), Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

1996: Inheritance, permanent installation, (collaboration), Lebret, SK

1995: A Place Called Home, (community collaboration), Lipton, SK

1994-95: Trace Elements, Rosemont Art Gallery – Les Sherman Park, Regina

1993: Threshold, University of Regina, Regina

1990: Imperial Highway, Concordia University (student competition)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2011-2020: Professional Affiliate, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan

2011-2014: member of Tracing the City, Social Sciences and Humanities Research-Creation and Production Grant: Principals: Solomon Nagler, Kim Morgan, Martha Radice

 

TEACHING & CULTURAL WORK

2017: Sessional Lecturer, Extended Media, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2016: Sessional Lecturer, Extended Media, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2016: Co-Instructor, Digital Storytelling, Sage Hill Writing and ICCC, U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2015: Sessional Lecturer, Extended Media, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2014: Co-Instructor, Digital Storytelling, Sage Hill Writing and ICCC, U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2013: FreeLab, co-instruction, The Asphalt Gallery Project, SSHRC (Tracing the City Project) and Dalhousie University, Halifax

2010: Sessional Lecturer, Extended Media, U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2007: Mentor, The Walls Have Ears, Audio Production, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2005-07: Mentor, CARFAC-Sask Mentoring Program, Saskatchewan

2002-04: Projects Coord, SPASM Public Art Festival, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2001: Interim Programming Coordinator, Video Vérité, Saskatoon

2001: Sessional Lecturer, Intro to Extended Media, U of S Extension, La Ronge

1999: Coordinator, Land Art Walkabout, Prince Albert

1998: Coordinator, Satellite of Superposition, Art & Science Fair, Prince Albert

1997: Sessional Lecturer, Sculpture, University of Regina

1995: Sessional Lecturer, Introduction to 3-Dimensions, University of Regina

1994: Teaching Fellowships (2 semesters), University of Regina

1993: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to 3-Dimensions, University of Regina

1993: Coordinator, Metal Urges, Neutral Ground-CMS Metal Yard Project, Regina

1991-92: Co-Director, Visual Arts Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

 

CONFERENCES (Selected)

2013: cruising with Kim Morgan, Urban Encounters – SSHRC Conference, NSCAD U, Halifax

2013: in pulse, video presentation, Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus Conference, Culture of Cities Centre, NYC

2012: “Affective Space, Locative Bodies”, with Kim Morgan, Ambiances International, Montreal

2012: in pulse, video presentation, Ambiances, Montreal

2011: Artist Talk, Cineflux, Tracing the City, NSCADU, Halifax

2011: “Unmediating the City” Media Ecology Association, Edmonton

2011: Artist Talk, Big Things, Sculpture Symposium, Allen Sapp Gallery, North Battleford

2007: Convocare / Consonare, presentation with David Gerhard, International Computer Music Conference, Copenhagen