Barbara Ellison (Ireland) is a sound and visual artist living and working in The Hague in The Netherlands. Her recent work explores perceptual ambiguity and our propensity and desire as humans to find meaningful patterns in our environment even when none exist. Her performances often play with ritualistic forms giving rise to sonic structures emerging through a hypnotic repetitious exploration of simple sound-producing actions. She explores the world of the ‘in-between’ or liminal states, which play with ambiguous figure/ground relationships to produce emergent and sometimes illusory sonic patterns. Her projects manifest in diverse and often unexpected media and platforms involving long intense working periods of practical and theoretical research. Her work has brought her in recent years to Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic (2010), Amazon, Brazil (2011), Svaneti, Georgia (2012), Danum Valley rainforest in Borneo (2012), Cardamom rainforest, Cambodia (2013), Mmabolela, South Africa (2013/14), Iceland and Australia (2013) & Chile and Bolivia(2015) . She teaches at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Huddersfield (UK) for her research and composition project ‘Sonic Phantoms’.