GESTURES ARE OUR OWN LIVING FOSSILS (2017)
Week-long Installation activated through Performance and Video
In collaboration with Sam Williams
'Figure Four', Baltic 39 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (18 - 22 Jan 2017)
This work unpacks the psychology of decision making and asks whether democracy and equality at the heart of collaboration can really be the case. Miller and Williams exchange roles at will to activate a number of raw materials through a sequence of live actions. They simultaneously film each other through a macro lens, which is projected large scale via a live feed. Gestures emerge through their attentiveness to the individual properties of each material, whilst material traces where their affect has left residue crystallize their actions into ‘living fossils’.
Materials: palettes; sand bags; tarpaulin; chord
Tech: HD video camera; projector