Ella Bertilsson: Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence

Ella Bertilsson: Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence

02nd Dec 2010 - 07th Dec 2010

Opening Reception Thurs 2nd Dec 2010. Open daily 12-6pm.

MAN: are you lost yet

GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping

MAN: how can you be there and also here with me

GIRL: it’s easy to be in two places at the same time

Janet Cardiff

In Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence, Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the ‘true’ self. Considering the notion of the doppelgänger in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds.

Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud’s essay titled ‘The Uncanny’ or unheimlich are reflected in the work.
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Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD’s fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition.

Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.

MAN: are you lost yet GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping MAN: how can you be there and also here with me GIRL: it's easy to be in two places at the same time _Janet Cardiff_ In _Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence,_ Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the 'true' self. Considering the notion of the _doppelgänger_ in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds. Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud's essay titled 'The Uncanny' or _unheimlich_ are reflected in the work. ____________________________________________________________ Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD's fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition. Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.MAN: are you lost yet GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping MAN: how can you be there and also here with me GIRL: it's easy to be in two places at the same time _Janet Cardiff_ In _Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence,_ Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the 'true' self. Considering the notion of the _doppelgänger_ in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds. Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud's essay titled 'The Uncanny' or _unheimlich_ are reflected in the work. ____________________________________________________________ Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD's fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition. Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.
MAN: are you lost yet GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping MAN: how can you be there and also here with me GIRL: it's easy to be in two places at the same time _Janet Cardiff_ In _Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence,_ Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the 'true' self. Considering the notion of the _doppelgänger_ in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds. Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud's essay titled 'The Uncanny' or _unheimlich_ are reflected in the work. ____________________________________________________________ Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD's fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition. Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.MAN: are you lost yet GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping MAN: how can you be there and also here with me GIRL: it's easy to be in two places at the same time _Janet Cardiff_ In _Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence,_ Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the 'true' self. Considering the notion of the _doppelgänger_ in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds. Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud's essay titled 'The Uncanny' or _unheimlich_ are reflected in the work. ____________________________________________________________ Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD's fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition. Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.MAN: are you lost yet GIRL: no, I know exactly where I am. I?m at home in my bed sleeping MAN: how can you be there and also here with me GIRL: it's easy to be in two places at the same time _Janet Cardiff_ In _Doris Day Demon and the Invisible Presence,_ Ella Bertilsson aims to expand on our understanding of reality by investigating the self and the 'true' self. Considering the notion of the _doppelgänger_ in the work, Bertilsson considers the double as our own inner demon; a metaphor for the unknown, invisible presence in our minds. Through sculpture and film, the relationship between the inner demon and outer self are evoked. Ideas surrounding Freud's essay titled 'The Uncanny' or _unheimlich_ are reflected in the work. ____________________________________________________________ Ella Bertilsson is a Dublin-based artist. She graduated from NCAD's fine art department in 2009. Her work has been shown in Dublin and internationally in Malaysia, Los Angeles, Sweden, Belfast and London. This is her third solo exhibition. Bertilsson is a member of the Black Church Print Studio and the artist collective Turbo Monthly. In 2009, she received a studio scholarship in Vilhelmina, Sweden, and recently received the SIM residency in Iceland that she will begin in February 2011.