ambition

I used to be a member of The Place’s associate artist scheme called Work Place, and I see that my 2011 biography still exists on their site: https://www.theplace.org.uk/simon-ellis. The meetings were at times quite stimulating and there was a sense of the group trying to make sense of our differences as artists (and people) and what the purpose or role of the Work Place might be.

At the end of 2012 we had a meeting that I wasn’t able to attend. Instead I made a little video about ambition and difference and I thought that some of the ideas might be interesting to anyone thinking about making art (or just making anything), economies of scale, and ambition.

 

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some things about dance

In 2013 I started writing a series of short ideas about dance and choreography. I had the idea that perhaps I could put together a small book for people interested in thinking about the nature of contemporary dance practices. The project stalled for a while (as they do) but the book – called Some Things About Dance – is now available as a Pay What You Want digital download (PDF, ePuB or mobi). It features a collection of original illustrations by Hamish MacPherson.

https://www.skellis.info/choreography#/somethings