Amber Elison works across disciplines to mine the felt experience between presence and absence, legible and illegible, said and unsaid. Through video, performance, photography, and text, she questions the relationship of personal narrative, familial and social histories, and ancestral folklore. Often collaborating with dance and sound artists she seeks multi-sensory methods of processing the tendency to distance ourselves from difficult aspects of personal and cultural narratives.
Using documentary footage of her grandmother, haptic visuals, and old photographs she creates experimental documentary work that exists within immersive performative spaces.
A recent graduate of the MFA in art at The Ohio State University she will use her time at Cove Park to further her research into Celtic ancestry, folklore, landscape, and the caoineadh funeral lament while taking site specific photo/video/sound recordings.