1 Dec 2019

Ella Sutherland is off to Berlin

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 1 December 2019

New Zealand artist Ella Sutherland will be spending a big chunk of her upcoming year-long residency in Berlin in the vaults of libraries and other institutions examining once censored documents.

Ella is intrigued by the link between historic censorship and how people come up with subversive ways to work around the censors.

It's something she's also researched in New Zealand and South Korea but Ella says Germany's wartime history makes it particularly interesting to her.

She'll head to Germany in October, after being selected for the Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency which includes the use of an apartment and a $40000 stipend.

Lynn Freeman caught up with Ella in Sydney.