Staff Profile:


Christine Ellison

Position / Job Title:
Lecturer in Fine Art
  • Year Co-ordinator for Part 4 BA Art/Graduate Exhibition
  • Department Director of e-Learning 

Recent Workshops and Lectures:
YouTube killed the Videostar: video as material since the 1970s.
Making Noise: Interactive Sound Workshop. Featured Artists have included Bob Levene  and Rob Gawthorpe from Automated Noise Ensemble, and Ray Lee and Dr Felicity Ford from Sonic Arts Research Unit (Oxford Brookes)

Areas of Interest:

Using sound, textiles and DIY electronics, my work negotiates aesthetics of performance in relation to cultural-technological shifts and the creative industries. Of core interest is the notion of a post-digital aesthetic; where current trends, collectively, demonstrate a contemporary desire for a haptic authentic in the face of virtual futures.

Graduated from Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Dublin (1994 –1998) before gaining an MA at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2004-2006).

Ellison's performance indentity is 'Polly Fibre'. Her work has been performed and exhibited both internationally and in the UK and Ireland; most recently at RAPID PULSE International Performance Festival, Chicago, Cell Project Space, London, DEAF Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin and Kaunas Art Bienniel, Lithuania.

Research groups / Centres:

Selected Performances and Exhibitions:

Ellison, C., Prêt-à-Médiatiser by House of POLLYFIBRE, Performance and Film, 2011-12.

- Performed atAbsolut Fringe 2011, South Studios, Dublin, Ireland, September 2011.
- Presented at RAPID PULSE International Performance Festival, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA. June 2012.

Ellison, C., Slideshow, Performance, 2012. Performed by POLLYFIBRE at:

- Cult of the Amateur, Cell Project Space, London, May 2012.
- Tapotoal, London, March 2012.
- A Duck, A Rabit and A Rabbit and a Duck,, February 2012

Ellison, C., 'Instructions for an Audio Performance'. Musical score and Performance, 2012.

- Exhibited at File Transfer Protocol, Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. 2012.
- Performed by Ayelet Lerman at The Museum of Haifa, Israel. March 2012.

Ellison, C., 'Live Recording', Performance. 2012.
- Performed by POLLYFIBRE at BREATHE, Hotel Elephant, London, UK. May 2012.

Ellison, C., 'Copier', Performance, 2010.
- Performed at Ultra High Temperatures, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. October 2010.

Ellison. C. 'iPollyTouch', Performance, 2009.
Developed during research residency at The Banff Centre, Canada in 2009. Performed at:

- NOISE, AFFECT, POLITICS, Salford, UK. July 2010.
- Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin, Ireland. October 2009.
- New Spaces For Music, curated event for the performance of sound works in alternative spaces across Dublin City. October 2009.

Ellison, C. Reconstructing The Incredible, Sound Piece 2009.
Commisioned for RELAY (online sound exhibition) by Model Arts and Niland Gallery for Relay, January 2009.

Ellison. C. RGB, Performance. 2008.
- Performed at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Dublin, October 2008.

Ellison, C. 'iPollyshuffle', Printed Scores for Performance and Live Performance, 2007 - 2008.

- Exhibited at Kaunas Art Biennial 07, Kaunas, Lithuania, November 2007 - March 2008.
- Performed by Polly Fibre at Kaunas Art Biennial 07, Kaunas, Lithuania, November 2007.
- Performed at Excursions Festival, Limerick, Ireland, 2008.


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