In the Studio with
Ella Littwitz
6:56

In the Studio with
Ella Littwitz
6:56

 

A new video profile about the work and practice of artist Ella Littwitz, whose research-based practice often makes connections between geological and socio-political histories, creating poetic and conceptual meditations on the structures and systems which define us. In this film she takes us through her seminal projects, including The Elephant in the Room (2019) – a large-scale recreation of the Mediterranean Sea Basin, made of car tires and geo cells, which reference the geological history of the Mediterranean sea while speculating on its current role as both a bridge and a wall for migrants – alongside many other projects. In ‘A high degree of Certainty’ (2021) (pictured above), she works with materials from Qasr El Yahud, a site imbued with religious significance, located on the Jordan-Israel border and a collision-point of two tectonic plates. The work is made of small brick like pieces made from local materials (mud and soap) in the form of two interlocking towers, representative maybe of two nations, interlocking, creating a closed space between them.

“My work is based on research, history, and learning about different fields of science. I often work with organic materials, so I really need to listen and respond… and not force myself on the materials.” – Ella Littwitz

In the Studio with Ella Littwitz was created by Artis, edited and directed by Ian Sternthal, and produced by Sternthal Books. Cinematography by Geert Van Kesteren and Iris Domany All rights reserved by Artis, 2021.

 

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