Nicola Ellis

Nicola Ellis is interested in the operations of production, with particular focus on the overlap between industrial, bespoke and sculptural conditions. Practical, economical and socio-political factors relevant to these modes of production are deliberated via materials and systems found within or produced by them, often creating opportunities for cooperation or discussion.
Beginning in 2016, Play/pause: The turbulent history of UK Steel is an on-going research project focused on steel production and issues relating to the recent downturn in the industry. Terms including value, honesty, disruption, humour and detritus and have emerged from recent research experiences and are pertinent to recent works.