Marianna Ellenberg
 
The Psychotrophic Alphabet


Marianna Ellenberg is a video artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Ellenberg's media practice centers around research into the contemporary body-psyche, through an intimate investigation of the discourse of mental health culture and cyber aesthetics. In her videos, images inhabited by saturated color and soft focus photography integrate tones of melancholia, euphoria and sublimated desire.   
 
Ellenberg's practice has often included collaborations with electro-acoustic composers (James Fei, Dymaxion) in order to create live video performances drawing from the strategies of noise music, visual hypnotherapy and psychoacoustic techniques. Ellenberg utilizes a range of media, including sound, 16mm film and color photography in her poetic renderings of the contemporary psyche.
 
Ellenberg's work has been shown widely, in such venues as The N.Y. Underground Film Festival (2007), The Collectif Jeune Cinéma (2003), LA Freewaves (2006), PDX Film Festival and The Dallas Video Festival (2007).  Marianna has independently curated screenings around the globe, including the Horse Hospital (UK), Orchard Gallery (NYC), and Gallerie SC (Zagreb). She currently teaches Film/Video at Montclair State University (NJ) and Pratt Institute (NY). Ellenberg holds a BA and MFA from Wesleyan University (CT) and The Slade School of Fine Art in London.
 
For more information, go to www.mariannaellenberg.com  (summer 2008).