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ARTIST STATEMENT

Hollie Miller is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary practice using her body as her primary medium to inquire into embodiment. Through the energetic she explores the psychological, political and mythological. She often creates rebirth, metamorphosis and embryology imagery around the state of becoming. "Like Meret Oppenheim, Hollie Miller knows how to make a seemingly simple gesture that is profound, multi-layered and which burrows immediately into the subconscious." (Zavier Ellis)

Miller performs intimate time-based works in front of live audiences as well as isolated in remote locations, documenting her actions with a camera. The documentation of her ephemeral actions crystallises these living images suggesting that they never fully cease. In a similar manner, objects and material traces that remain in the aftermath of her performances are viewed as artefacts that permeate the space, and haunt the audience with their presence. 

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BIOGRAPHY 

Miller has performed internationally in the UK, Europe, Finland, Switzerland, Japan, Argentina and New York. Her films have also been shown in South Korea, Dubai, Afghanistan, Mexico and Columbia. 

She has been artist in residence at La Ira de Dios (ARG), Serlachius Museum (FIN), Nairs Contemporary Art Centre (SWTZ) and Watermill Centre International Summer Program (NYC). 

Select performances: V&A Museum, Nottdance Festival, The Place Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery, Fold, Land Art Biennale Art Safiental and Spiral Tokyo. Select exhibitions: Somerset House, Baltic 39, Hastings Contemporary and Golden Thread Gallery. Select screenings: Bury Art Museum, Unit Gallery, Cube Cinema, BS Moving Image Festival Frankfurt and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul.

Miller holds an MA from The Royal College of Art and BPA from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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