Through my practise I create visual juxtapositions between action and language, treating language as an object, and objects as languages. I warp, swop, and pop their positions as I work with subversion to unearth the subjectiveness of memory and interpretation.
My sculptural installations could be mistaken for theatre sets, just as my scripted performances could be mistaken for theatre.
'UP' by Ella de Burca
Playing with histrionics, I pull apart and represent hegemonic patriarchy in
language and culture. My pieces are site-specific, and often use humour as a means to illuminate dissensus.
My work lies between social and studio practice, drawing from history and place to overlap historical ghosts with contemporary voices.
The story collapses as we begin to understand how the foundations of any description are always unsteady.
Selection of Works by Ella de Burca
Exhibitions include: ‘The Emergency Pavilion’, The 53rd Venice Biennale 2013, The 5th Moscow Biennale 2013, WYSPA Gdansk 2014, CSW Warsaw 2014, and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2015.
Ella de Burca has received awards from The Irish Arts Council and Culture Ireland, as well as a scholarship from The Banff Centre, Canada. In 2016, she was one of sixteen recipients of the Irish Arts Council's 16x16 Next Generation Bursary Award. In 2015 she was awarded The Temple Bar Galleries & Studios Project Award, as well as The FireStation Studios Sculpture Award.