Photo by Philippe Cap
Inspired by ocean gyres, Ellie Ga’s performance gathers sound recordings, photographs, video, interviews, and archival documents into a layered narrative—part essay, part storytelling—that often follows uncertain leads and takes unexpected turns. Gyre 4 explores ways that images on stone have come to represent, either deliberately or unintentionally, different dimensions of propaganda, resistance, and memorial.
"a truly extraordinary video triptych" —New York Times
“Ga works like a conceptual archaeologist” —Hyperallergic
About the Artists
Ellie Ga is a New York-born, Stockholm-based artist whose wide-ranging narratives intertwine extensive research with first-hand experiences. She is the author of Square Octagon Circle (Siglio Press) and Three Arctic Booklets (Ugly Duckling Presse). The first three works in her series Gyres was produced for the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.