To further develop her work in responsive environments Keri joined Second Story in February 2015 as their Executive Creative Director. Second Story is a network of design studios that focuses on responsive environments and story-driven experiences. Our projects educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space.Through a deep connection to story, we create emotionally resonant,
To further develop her work in responsive environments Keri joined Second Story in February 2015 as their Executive Creative Director. Second Story is a network of design studios that focuses on responsive environments and story-driven experiences. Our projects educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space.Through a deep connection to story, we create emotionally resonant, memorable experiences that connect people and create change.
As Executive Creative Director, Keri drives the evolution and execution of Second Story’s creative vision. For more than 15 years, she has specialized in developing and producing ambitious visual arts and design projects on the global stage. Her experience traverses public art, large-scale interactive installations, touring shows, and gallery works. She brings an artist’s sensibility to the studio, with a keen eye on the intersection of art and technology. Based in London prior to joining Second Story, she worked with a range of museums, festivals, galleries, and artists such as Universal Everything, United Visual Artists, Mira Calix, and Quayola.
Executive Creative Director @ www.secondstory.com From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Consultant @ From July 2014 to January 2015 (7 months) Producer @ Inside There Falls is the second Elmsly production developed with multi-disciplinary artist Mira Calix.
This new work is an expansive sensory installation of paper, sound, music and movement. Comprised of over a kilometre of colossal paper sheets, a salt covered floor, a sizeable sphere of decaying paper suspended above a giant bowl of cinnamon powder, bespoke sound composition and ethereal dancers weaving amongst the multi-layered space.
Each of the many paper drapes suspended are shaped and treated individually. Every audience member walks from the installation with a unique experience. Dance is an intervention, gestures traverse narrative conventions, sound is an implication, light is instrumental.
The original text, a meditation on myth and identity, was created by the Sydney based writer Brett Clegg. The narrator is actress Hayley Atwell, whose voice flows between materials reframing and recasting the narrative path.
Presented by: Sydney Festival
Co-commissioned by: Brett Clegg, Gretel Packer, Simon and Catriona Mordant AM & Sydney Festival
Project Partner: Sydney Dance Company
Supported by: City of Sydney, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Andrew Rothery & Julia Champtaloup From November 2012 to January 2015 (2 years 3 months) Director @ www.elmsly.com
Twitter: @kerielmsly From May 2011 to January 2015 (3 years 9 months) London, United KingdomExecutive Producer @ United Visual Artists (UVA) are an art practice based in London, founded in 2003. Their work combines disciplines of sculpture, architecture, live art and installation. With an open approach to collaboration their diverse backgrounds inspire exploration into new fields of artistic production.
UVA’s work is often positioned between passive and active engagement, encouraged by their interest in evoking a sense of presence, or in their large collectively experienced installations: communion.
The computational interpretation of complex systems; including topics of collective behaviour, networks, evolution & adaption and pattern formation as they occur in nature, have a strong influence on UVA’s practice. From June 2007 to December 2014 (7 years 7 months) London, United KingdomManager @ Regarded for his enigmatic video installations, Quayola creates hybrid spaces of animated painting and sculpture. Engaging a practice of audio-visual performance, drawing, photography and software programming, he explores a fine boundary located between the real and artificial.
Special institutional commissions of Quayola’s work have allowed him exceptionally rare access to the art and architecture of churches, theatres and museums in Europe, such as Notre Dame and the Vatican. In his work, original masterpieces and collections become raw canvas, as Quayola anchors a video-based exploration in a conversation about archives, collage, intellectual property and the appreciation of an object. In an age of the Google Art Project, which offers unprecedented access to the literal surface of a painting, Quayola handles the time we spend looking at art as a plastic artifact, something to be sculpted and suspended. The gaze is a place where the logic of a picture unfolds, seemingly excavated from beneath the image. From May 2011 to October 2014 (3 years 6 months) London, United KingdomExecutive Producer @ Universal Everything is a UK-based digital art practice and design studio founded by Matt Pyke in 2004. Their distinctive visual approach and pop-sensibility has made them a studio much sought after both by leading institutions in the art world and by sophisticated brands in the commercial world.
Their work explores the tension between abstract and figurative form and the synthesis of sound and image, leading to expressive, vibrant digital work imbued with emergent life and anthropomorphism. Central to the studio’s practice is the exploration of human and emotional presence.
Working with a range of collaborators that include programmers, architects, musicians and choreographers, Universal Everything’s work spans a variety of disciplines and moves fluidly from film direction and identity design to mobile software art and site-specific video installations.
Current show: Universal Everything & You - Solo Show, Media Space, Science Museum, London From September 2012 to February 2014 (1 year 6 months) Producer @ From November 2011 to October 2012 (1 year) Producer @ Tomáš Libertiny: THE AGREEMENT
Graeme Miller: ON AIR
Katie Paterson: CAMPO DEL CIELO, FIELD OF THE SKY From May 2012 to September 2012 (5 months) Founding partner @ Parlour Culture is part of the Meeting The Challenge strand of the Cultural Leadership programme From November 2008 to July 2011 (2 years 9 months) Producer @ From September 2004 to July 2007 (2 years 11 months)
Keri Elmsly is skilled in: Art, Curating, Visual Arts, Lighting Design, Art Direction, Contemporary Art, Museums, Festivals, Art Exhibitions, Production Management, Craft, Producing, Arts Administration, Sound, Video, Production Managment, Drawing, Film
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