The Fortunetellers is a narrative-based performance that combines memories with a vast array of archival documents such as photographs, videos, annotated sketches, maps, and a travel log. Ga superimposes live storytelling, recorded sound, still and moving images, to conjure up the terms and rituals of daily life in the Arctic night. This piece was originally shown at The Kitchen, New York, and represents the first artist exchange in an ongoing partnership with Block Universe.
Ellie Ga (b. 1976, New York, lives and works in London) has been exhibited internationally, most recently at M-Museum, Leuven; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO and New Museum, New York. She has presented performance works at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium; The Kitchen, New York; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; and the Fondation Cartier, Paris, France. Ellie Ga is represented by Bureau in New York.
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