CONSCIOUSNESS TO FLESH (2015 - 17)

Three performances to camera recorded through photography and moving image.

In ‘Crucifix/ Plinth’ Miller seeks to deconstruct the passive representation of the female nude in antiquity and reposition it with an active sense of agency. In 'Chair Balance in a Shaft of Light/ Measuring the Wingspan of a Heron' her actions respond to the shifting light as it scans the space between her legs. The heron’s wing bone signifies a desire to look underneath appearances as way of unearthing the body to remind us of the human condition. 'Bouncing Chains' is an endurance based action that seeks to soften the solid state of the chains into guttural viscera to hint at interiority.

 

Materials: heron’s wing bone; dirt; wooden chair legs; metal beams; marble powder; chains

CHAIR BALANCE IN A SHAFT OF LIGHT / MEASURING THE WINGSPAN OF A HERON (2016)
Performance to Camera
Photo: Nigel Rolfe
BOUNCING CHAINS (2017)
Performance to Camera
Camera: Hollie Miller
CRUCIFIX / PLINTH (2015)
Performance to Camera
Office, Derelict Building, Whitechapel, London
Two Channel Video, 2 Minutes 41 Seconds, HD, Colour, Sound
Camera: Tanya Moulson
Edit: Hollie Miller
Post Sound: Craig Scott
© Hollie Miller 2020