Elle Gillette (born in 1995) is a multimedia artist based in New York. She holds her BA in Animation from the University of the West of England and an MFA in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She works from printmaking, installation, video, performance to sound, websites, and digital media. Elle likes technology, and her works often present the synthesis of trauma determined realities and herself. The depiction of real objects juxtaposed with digital images helps align the tension between the actual memory and the traumatic memory. She adopts a retro style that reflects her childhood experience in the generation of computer development.
|Country of residence
United States (US)
I was born in 1995. And, that particular time frame was the shift from analog to digital technology. The beginning of the end of an era. I want to explore the dichotomy between the contemporary notion of “growing social connection” and the longstanding isolation that is apparent in contemporary human interaction with the rise of the internet. People are looking at screens more than surfaces like paper, canvas, and fabric, which evoke human touch. While technology continues to expand, analog processes diminish. The virtual replaces the material. Dissociation is abundant. I sometimes feel alien to everything that is familiar, so I investigate the world around me in a language that is familiar to me: my objects.
My theory is that my body became a vessel for war when my father was deployed, thus sending anti-nuclear antibodies into my bloodstream. I can’t differentiate between the healthy parts of myself.
2022 Pratt Fine Arts and Photography Thesis Show