I make durational performance rituals in spaces that are outside and in, embracing the power of the feminine wild, the queer body, magic, and multi species connection as a social and political force. Thinking and dancing with, I entangle myself within different ecologies of matter, creating or responding to nonlinear (his)stories shaped by the exchange of unbound earth bodies. I desire to move through, under and outside dominant patriarchic and hierarchical systems of though, behavior and epistemes. In my videos I reflect and convey the lived and intimate exchange between different earth bodies I come across including; decomposing leaves, water creatures, birds, sheered hay and rumbling cars. Drawing from the visual language of painting, symbolism, Nordic myth and postmodern dance I emphasise the affective qualities of each exchange. Imagining and speculating in the space that, t Donna Haroway calls a, “elsewhere that was, still is, and might yet be”,
Elly Stormer was born in Philadelphia USA. Raised on a peninsula on the Oslo Fjord in Norway. Currently she is a MFA candidate at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. In her work she is interested in discourses of contemporary dance, multi-species scholarship, Eco feminism, New Materialism and affect studies. Through a practice based in movement , both physical and affective she investigates these themes through performance, video and installation. Recently her art has been shown nationally and internationally through exhibitions and screenings at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery Autonom in Oslo/Norway, LA Convention center and piano Craft Gallery. During the summer of 2018 she participated in the feminist and Queer Festival Open Out in Tromsø and had her first solo show in Bozeman, Montana. She is Currently a Teaching fellow at the School of the Museum of Fine Art at Tufts and researching the possible impacts of public art on climate awareness and creative peacemaking as a Tufts Institute of the Environment Fellow.