ANIMUS (2018 - 20)

Touring Durational Performance and Sound Art Installation in collaboration with Craig Scott

Single Channel Video, 4 Minutes 6 Seconds, HD, Colour

Sound by Craig Scott

Series of Photographs in collaboration with Yuichiro Noda

Performances: Chalton Gallery, London (2020); MEM Experimental Festival, Bilbao (2019); Black Box Residency, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham (2019); London's Biennale of International Performance Art & Noise (2018)

A hydrophone is immersed in a pool of lubricant, which acts as a substance for Miller’s voice to travel through. The slime envelopes her in an embryonic state suspending her physicality between birth and death, as she dances the space between inhale and exhale. Scott transforms her voice with the use of live sampling and delays mixed with field recordings. Together they explore tactile and aural perception in search of new dynamics and textures. ‘Animus’ explores a visceral metamorphosis of the organic and synthetic by cultivating a chaotic interdependency between human and digital. It suggests a communal body or second skin that offers new possibilities of sound and movement as sensory affective language.

 

Materials: 100 litres lubricant; stretch mesh fabric, polythene pool

 

Tech: axolotI; sampler; modified echo based delay; pre-recorded samples; hydrophones; granular sampler

ANIMUS (2020)
A Film by Hollie Miller with Sound by Craig Scott
ANIMUS (2018)
Photo: Yuichiro Noda
© Hollie Miller 2020