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March 27, 2019

Open Studio | Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske at the RHA

Thursday 28 March, 1pm to 4pm.

Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske will complete their six month Peer Residency in the RHA next month. Before finishing their residency, Bertilsson and Juske will host an open studio on Thursday, 28 March from 1pm to 4pm. The studio is located on the 3rd floor of the RHA and all are welcome to visit, no prior booking required.

Ella Bertilsson (SWE/IRE) and Ulla Juske (EST/IRE) met during their time as MFA students in NCAD and started collaborating in 2015. Since then the artist-duo have been using conversation as the generative ground for their multidisciplinary work, which uses storytelling, symbolism, staging and sound to produce a mood of absurdity, disquiet and unresolved suspense. Recently, the duo has completed a trilogy of works consisting of video installation, large-scale plywood structures, sound, construction materials and discarded mattresses and has been defined by the use of fictional characters: Beyond the Sandy Suburbs (Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Artists Initiated Projects, 2018), Carrier of Memories (DrΓ‘iocht Inagural Commision, Blanchardstown, 2018) and 11.9 km Northwest of the City Centre (Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, funded by Culture Ireland, 2018).

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Open Studio | Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske at the RHA