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My video work explores sound-image relationships and non-verbal, deconstructed narrative. The emotive subtext is often the primary subject, flipping traditional plot-driven storytelling, frequently expressed in collaboration with choreographers. I also direct documentaries on the arts and develop interactive media, including narrative and documentary forms.

See CV for Broadcasts, Exhibitions, and Awards

Filmography

2010 Steam, featuring steam works by Joan Brigham
2009 Into the Woods: on the nature of horses & dance, w/choreographer Paula Josa- Jones
2007 TILT, w/Paula Josa-Jones
2004 Dive, w/Paula Josa-Jones
2002 Ride, documentary
2001 CamKidz, interactive television prototype commissioned by Institute for Civil Society, Executive Producer/Writer
2001 EyeDance, documentary on Elizabeth Goldring's visual language for the blind 
2000 StarNetwork, web series, Producer, (Multimedia Grandprix 2000 distinguished award, Tokyo)
1998 Changing Minds, Todd Siler, Ornette Coleman, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC, Video Director
1998 Titian Kiosk, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Producer (Silver Medal, New York Festivals)
1997 Star Festival, interactive documentary, Producer (Best of Show, MacWorld Expo)
1992-1994 Evidence of June, narrative film, Directing Workshop for Women, American Film Institute, LA, Writer/Director 
1996 Branch, video art
1993 Art, Science and Technology, Kunstverein Cologne, WDR-TV, Germany, Co- Director
1989 Aviary, video art, Director, New Television series, PBS
1989 The Hours, 1st Prize, VideoZone Festival
1988 Tableaux Vivants, video art Grand Prize, VideoZone Festival
1986 The Boxer's Puzzle, w/Bill Seaman, Canon Europa Prize, World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, Holland
1986 The Making of Severe Clear, documentary on James Turrell & Dana Reitz, WGBH-TV, PBS, Director
1985 Déesse, video art
1984 Thirst, w/Luc Courchesne, for “Elastic Movies” interactive videodisc, MIT

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TILT

Stage version, Ellen Sebring & Paula Josa-Jones, Kresge Auditorium, MIT (photo: B. Versoy)

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TILT

Stage version, Ellen Sebring & Paula Josa-Jones, Kresge Auditorium, MIT (photo: B. Versoy)

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Steam (Aeolipiles)

Video artwork, Ellen Sebring, with Emily Kalies, composer, featuring Joan Brigham's steam-powered aeolipiles

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Steam (Aeolipiles)

Video artwork, Ellen Sebring, with Emily Kalies, composer, featuring Joan Brigham's steam-powered aeolipiles

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Aviary

Ellen Sebring (video/music) and Beth Galston (sculpture/stage design) with Sarah Skaggs (choreography/dance). MIT Media Lab CUBE

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Aviary

Ellen Sebring (video/music) and Beth Galston (sculpture/stage design) with Sarah Skaggs (choreography/dance). MIT Media Lab CUBE

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Dive

From a series of video artworks by Ellen Sebring (video/music) & Paula Josa-Jones (choreography/dance)

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Dive

From a series of video artworks by Ellen Sebring (video/music) & Paula Josa-Jones (choreography/dance)

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TILT

TILT is a videodance film by video artist Ellen Sebring & choreographer Paula Josa-Jones. TILT explores the fragile nature of balance, the tenuous cord with which we are tethered to a sense of normalcy, the rupture of change without warning, and the abrasion of world events upon our lives. Two women teeter along a sea wall, coats buffeted by wind into shapes of flight. The wall falls away and imparts an unstable gravity which redefines the dancers' movement as they negotiate their tenuous grip and are thrust into a world with new physical laws.

Dancers: Alyssa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz.

Film, video, music: Ellen Sebring.

Choreography and umbrella character: Paula Josa-Jones.

Additional music: Ingram Marshall.

2007 © Josa-Jones and Sebring

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