LIVE / Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers
$8: Students/Seniors/Members of The Power Plant & Images Festival
The Fortunetellers is a performative lecture involving video, sound and overhead/slide projection, which Ellie Ga began in 2008 when she was artist-in-residence for a scientific expedition near the North Pole. For five months Ga was on board Tara, a sailboat drifting in the frozen pack ice of the Arctic Ocean. Like the drift of Tara through the ice, The Fortunetellers is a meandering path of research and recollections, etymologies and metaphors that chart a journey where the rhythm of human time is altered by extreme weather conditions, isolation and darkness. The project is built upon superimpositions: images are layered onto each other in the videos and performances, while the past, present and future tenses are interchangeable in Ga’s narration of her experiences.