Artist Ellie Land collaborated with the scientist Professor Peter Oliver to produce the art work Sleepless which was part of the Silent Signal exhibition from September - November 2016 at LifeSpace. You can find out more about Sleepless and watch a preview of the artwork on the Silent Signal website.
Ellie is an award-winning animation director and is Senior Lecturer in Animation at Northumbria University. Her practice and research is in the field of animation and documentary.
Ellie’s work is renowned for its boldness in portraying difficult subject matters using animation. She often uses innovative collaborations with the people her films are about.
Her films have been showcased around the world at festivals such as Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada; Fantoche, Baden, Switzerland; and Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, and have been curated at exhibitions in venues such as the V&A and ICA. Her awards include Best Non-Factual from the Royal Television Society, UK and Best Animation from Scinema International Festival of Science Film, Australia.
Ellie recently worked on Iain Cunningham’s part-animated feature documentary Irene’s Ghost, which was supported by the BFI and the Wellcome Trust.