Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske - Studio Incubation Award
October - December 2017
DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE is a new series of short studio residencies for emerging, early career artists, curators and collectives who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, and develop new work. We are delighted to announce four new Incubation artists whose diverse practices chime with Draíocht’s interest in interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.
31 October - 22 December 2017
Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske are a Swedish-Estonian artist duo based in Dublin. They are interested in gathering narratives that explore the boundary of fact and fiction in relation to specific communities or places. Interviews and conversations with people working in various professions become a catalyst for developing installations that are exploring the relationship between time and memory, place and identity. During their Incubate Residency, Ella and Ulla are audio-recording stories and memories of people who live and work in Blanchardstown. The project is evolving around cultural identity where collective memory and oral history stands in focus.
Ella Bertilsson (b. Umeå, Sweden, 1982) and Ulla Juske (b. Pärnu, Estonia 1986) is an artist duo based in Dublin. They started to collaborate during their postgraduate studies on the MFA; Art in the Digital World Programme at NCAD, Dublin (2015). Upcoming exhibitions include: Home Sweet Home (Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, 2018), Platform (Draíocht Art Centre, Blanchardstown, 2018), Audio-Walk (NKD (Dale, Norway). Recent solo exhibitions include: The Waiting Room (Artbox, Dublin, 2017), Uncertain Matter (Nordic House, Reykjavik, 2017), Uncertain Matter (Outvert Art Space & ArtsIceland, Isafjordur, 2016), Uncertain Matter (Deiglan Gallery, Akureyri, 2016), Time is what happens when nothing else does (Office of Public Works in association with the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2015). Recent public events: Museum of an Unknown Person, (Circe Pavilion, Dublin, 2017). Residencies include: Nordic Artist’s Centre Dale (2018), Draoicht Incubate Residency (2017), Process Residency Artbox (2017), The Association of Icelandic Artists (2016).
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