studioVISIT: Elly Clarke

studioVISIT presents: Elly Clarke, hosted by Tash Kahn

“…as a white, middle class, educated cis-gendered person my privilege has undoubtedly paved many paths for me over my life, some of which I see and am aware of, others not. Learning how to live with and see and acknowledge and manage and use my privilege for the good is a constant dialogue I have.”

Elly Clarke is a performer, photographer, and educator living between London and Berlin. She is interested in the impact of the digital on the physical and how it influences our relationship with ourselves and other people. Her multi-bodied identity #Sergina explores these ideas further, performing songs virtually and IRL about love and loneliness. Clarke’s practice often involves collaboration or participation, and many projects have a strong community focus with an emphasis on collecting and sharing stories via the mediums of video, audio and photography. She is also interested in finding alternative ways to sell art.

Clarke is a CHASE DTP funded PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College. She has exhibited her photographic and audio work in the UK and internationally at venues that include The Lowry, Salford; Galerie Wedding, Berlin; ONCA, Brighton; and Soho20 Gallery, NYC, with upcoming projects in Canada and Denmark. She has lectured at many institutions including University of Reading; Academy of Media Arts Cologne; Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne; Central School of Speech and Drama, London; and for a year was Senior Lecturer in Photography at Coventry University. 

Image courtesy of the artist