Ellen Moffat Untitled (Thoughts)

Date(s): Apr 30 to May 14 2007

Residency

Multimedia Installation The Phoneme Project, 2006. Photo: Henri Robideau

Untitled (Thoughts) is a multi-track sound experiment using phonemes as linguistic data, audio speakers and organic matter to explore acoustic, physical and sensory properties of sound, space and composition using structure, chance, tempo, volume, rhythm and repetition as devices. Phonemes are categorized by phonological or syntactical criteria into discrete data banks; each phonemic set has a distinct character or voice. The generated poetic/musical composition suggests language and communication as it is becoming or deteriorating.

Multimedia Installation The Phoneme Project, 2006. Photo: Henri Robideau

Ellen Moffat’s production of multi-media installation and public art explores notions of voice, subjectivity/collectivity and locale. Her sound projects consider architectural spaces as acoustic chambers and as an arena for dialogue and engagement. She has completed numerous residencies and exhibitions in public galleries, artist-run centres, off-site locations, as well as site-specific projects. Her work is owned by public institutions and private collections. She is currently based in Saskatoon.