CHISENHALE GALLERY, 2022
Commissioned to write and perform a long-form poetic text in response to Nikita Gale’s exhibition ‘In a Dream You Climb the Stairs’. 2022.
An extract of the resulting text ‘Goodlord’ will be available to read on the Chisenhale Gallery website soon.
MEN FALLING – EXETER PHOENIX / RAMM, 2021
Two newly commissioned poems responding to artworks on show at RAMM and Exeter Phoenix. The poems were twinned and on display simultaneously.
LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM – HOME FUTURES, 2019
Part of a major performance work by artist Linder Sterling
Music by Maxwell Sterling
Musicians: Vanessa Bedoret, Naima Karlsson, Kenichi Iwasa and Maxwell Sterling
Poet: Ella Frears
Costumes: Louise Gray & CSM
(Ella’s costume by Zu Szarlata)
TATE ST IVES –
THE SIX PILLARS OF MODERNISM, 2017-18
A collaborative site-specific installation with artist Ben Sanderson in the new space at Tate St Ives. Ben and Ella created a modernist lounge, including a 120m² ‘modernist’ carpet (hand-cut and installed by the artists), and six poems exploring the tenets of modernism displayed on pillars.
CLASH DE CARTIER, SELFRIDGES, 2019
Writing tiny poems for Cartier in the Selfridges window as part of their Clash de Cartier popup. Summer 2019.
Poem commissioned in response to the 1979 film ‘The Warriors’. Performed with screening of the film at the Barbican. Part of Inua Ellams’ Poetry & Film Hack.