Ella is invested in complex notions of visuality and representational space, doing so at a critical moment in contemporary global arts discourse. This involves recognizing the importance of locating the multiple herstories and realities of diasporic cultures, which is vital to current definitions of cultures as a whole.
CONFESSIONAL : Berlin Photobooth Series : Prints & Video Installation
VIDEO INSTALLATION : V-FORMATIONPart of the BODY LAND IDENTITY series : locating the Black female body in the Canadian landscape
EMBODIED LAND / ECSTATIC RESISTANCEEcstatic nude exploration in the Canadian landscape. Exploring themes of Black Joy, reclamation, Canadian national identity and embodies elated resistance.
ECSTATIC NUDES Reclaiming the Black female nude through embodied elated resistance #BlackJoy
UNTITLED : NEW EXPLORATIONS : Berlin Residency
DANCE FOR LIFE : DANCE FILM DOCUMENTARY Honorable Mention for 'BEST DOCUMENTARY' San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Featuring : Pulga Muchochoma
'NO SELF' : Butoh Portraits : featuring 4Rude Dance Company
PHOTO SERIES : BODY LAND IDENTITY Participatory photo video series and workshop exploring representation of the Black female body in Canadian landscape...images coming soon.
IMPOSSIBLE LONGING : VIDEO PERFORMANCE ART Video Installation / Experimental film : Contemplating notions of Blacklessness, land, reclamation and the absurd.
Ella’s work also reveals how aesthetic practices effectively emphasize the possibility of shifting the colonizing gaze through re-signification and through complex intersections of multiple places, historical temporalities, and subject positions. This work is a relevant reflection of art and humanity in our current age of transitional subjectivities and changeable social realities.
PHOTO SERIES : KRUMP BATTLE (TUDS TORONTO 2016)
Dance Film Improvisation
Youth dance film workshop & showcase
Luminato Festival Video Commission
Black Girls Film Camp
Award winning Documentary Short
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