21 GRAMS (2015 - 18)
A series of site-specific performances in derelict buildings in the UK and Europe recorded through photography and moving image.
This research was based on a scientific study published in 1907 by Dr MacDougall who hypothesised that the soul has a physical weight of 21 grams after measuring the mass lost by humans when the soul departed from their body. In these works Miller performed an active stillness to observe corporeal manifestations as they emerged. By holding positions of meditative endurance she attempted to transcend the confines of her body through an unobservable phenomenological space. Over the duration she experienced a feeling of falling that felt like a rise and waves of weightlessness. 
 
Materials: rock; brick; fishing wire; dental mouth guard; work gloves
 
Second-hand clothes: beige overcoat
MY FAITH IS A WEIGHT HUNG ON A WIRE (2015)
1 Hour Live Performance
Testbed, London, UK
Photo: Franko B
HANGING ROCK (2018)
1 Hour Live Performance 
Revolve, Orangerie, Uppsala, Sweden
Photo: Marcel van Helvoort
GRAVITATIONAL PULL (2015)
Performance to Camera
Engine Room, Derelict Building, Whitechapel, London
Two Channel Video, 2 Minutes 47 Seconds, HD, Colour, Sound
Camera: Tanya Moulson
Edit: Hollie Miller
Post Sound: Craig Scott
© Hollie Miller 2020