Ellen May Pye

Ellen is a Bristol based artist with a background in site-specific and interactive performance art. Her work always aims to bring the audience in and give them the opportunity to become part of the piece, often through workshops or interactive installations.

Ellen explores the mundane and everyday vs the fantastical and the extraordinary. Their previous work has used collaboration with community groups to express shared concerns and desires in playful and joyful ways and she enjoys thinking about how using play can dismantle established hierarchies. Previous projects have questioned collective relationships to living in a city, thinking about the past, present and future or where we live and its impact on our lives and wellbeing.

Ellen’s current work inquires in to the nature of capitalism and mass production in homogenising the minutia of our lives. Focusing in on the historical mythology of plants and exploring native British/European flora and the dilution of their meaning over time.