Tell us a little about yourself and your work:
I like sound. It is fun to create, manipulate, refine, notice, abandon, and communicate with noise. Mainly I make music, and that has led me to be involved in plenty of dance shows and theatre projects, or more often "theatre" projects, as well as studios around Vancouver and concert venues around the world. I have a moody pop solo project called Iffy South, an art trio called The End Tree, and have recordings available under my own name. I play the viola and some other things, and outside of the pop realm I compose textural, spatial music. Viiiiibe is key. But most of all I like hearing trains begin, gulls reflecting off buildings, different sized rooms, the morning bells from over the road, pages turning, onion skins, someone distant reversing, leaves in the wind, sand, plastic and paper bags, other people getting on with it.
What is a current question, topic, or theme that inspires your work?
Today I am restless, reckless. I want to to get caught in a web of outlandish lies, write strongly worded letters to WHOEVER, dismantle, undermine, argue about fine print, improvise, repeat nothing, provoke conversation between unlikely partners.
What project are you working on for New Narratives?
Wonders of the Ancient World: a speculative exhibition of extinct shadows, made by Keely O'Brien, with collaborators Ashley Aron and Alex Mah.
Would you rather be a banana or a bat? Why?
Maybe a banana, for the passivity. I love being a though human, it is seriously so cool. We are the actual best. Second choice would be australopithecus, those little guys were on the right track, or a neanderthal.
For more info on Elliot’s work, visit: http://www.elliotvaughan.com/