Ellen Benson as Artist-in-Community Residence at Travellers Aid, is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne through the Community Cultural Development Program.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Traversing via Creative Dialogue: Resident Artist Ellen Benson and Artist Rebecca Delange Talk using their Bodies, Found Stuff and Subjective Minds

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. "

-Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Rebecca Delange 'Paper Project' Installation Cross-section, 2006

Ellen Benson 'Mapsway' Installation Cross-section, 2005

Talk of Myself, Resident Artist Ellen Benson and Rebecca Delange undergoing a collaborative project has been brewing since late in '05 when Rebecca and I realised we had a shared interest in the Individual and Collective Body in relation to Space, Time and Movement. Individually, we expressed this interest via physical and performative installation by private manipulation of expected public trajectories and architecture. An interest in sourcing found, already existing materials from their humble surrounds is also a shared personal preference for us both as artists.

We are now consolidating this shared interest in the form of a creative and collaborative installation itinerary. If you would like to join a mailing list to hear more about this please email me: zzzpirate@gmail.com and stay tuned for future updates!

Making Headway,

Ellen Benson
(Artist-in-Community Residence)

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