In 1999 I was awarded an Emerging Artist grant by the Wooster Group in Manhattan. I spent a week working with director Richard Kimmel and the Wooster Group’s production team before a weekend of shows. The video posted here is a super short time-lapse I recently found on an old hard drive of mine.
Documentation of my march 2012 installation at the University of Akron Folk Hall. “The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within design practice and fine arts.”
This video depicts the first version of a pneumatic drum kit that I designed and fabricated for use within my “Bull and Wounded Horse” performance piece. As with most of my work, I also see these drums as sculptural objects. So while the drums find a use on stage, they are also intended to create music […]
In early 1994, with a sense of desperation and after being fired from the art department at Elektra Records at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, I decided to pursue my work in a more direct way. The first step in this process was to strike out on my own economically. I formed the Apollo Program Studio. This […]
A gallery of randomly selected work from Elliott Earls. Updated randomly and focused on the 1990s’ type movement.
The Blog Art 21, has an interesting article posted today entitled The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit. In the Article Colin Darke interviews me about the importance of the museum, and he profiles my new work Elegy for the Collapse of the Empire. Interpretive skills are a critical part of a Museum’s mission. Elliott […]
The first exhibition in the newly renovated and expanded Cranbrook Art Museum explores Cranbrook’s continued influence in the world of contemporary art and design. No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection Opened November 11, 2011. The images above are from my installation for the exhibition. The exhibition paired the work of 50 leading […]
I was pleased to see my installation at the University of Akron prominently featured in the local newspaper, only to read that Mark Amerika had made it. Should I demand a retraction?
The Saranay Motel Excerpt from Elliott Earls on Vimeo. The Saranay Motel is a feature length film by Elliott Earls Detroit, America’s greatest crumbling city has always given us muscle and music. It’s a hardscrabble town fueled by big dreams and big money. On these streets and in the shadow of the American dream we […]
In early June 2011, I was asked to participate in an exhibition entitled Graphic Design Worlds at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. On January 19th, 2011 I traveled with Cranbrook graduate students Nicole Killian and Wesley Taylor to Milan for the installation and the subsequent opening. In December 2008, I produced a piece entitled “Thoughts on Democracy” for the […]