LOSS OF CHILDHOOD (2015 - 18)

 

A series of intimate performances recorded through photography. 

In these performances Miller uses her body as a vessel of transgression and subversion to mourn the loss of childhood and desire to return to the womb as an adult. Her intimate actions probe at her body as a young woman in a melancholic longing for the nurturing and life giving body of her mother. These works depict a vulnerability within a process of being and becoming.

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Materials: milk; baby powder; stretch band; fishing wire; lace from grandmother's wedding dress; lace fat from a lamb; basin; water; dye

 

Second-hand clothes: mother’s cream knitted top

RUPTURE (2015)
Performance to Camera
Photo: Nel Sakuma
INTO THE WOMB (2016)
Performance to Camera
Photos: Enjung Kim/ Luli Perez
PLEXUS (2018)
Performance to Camera
Transformance, DARC, London, UK
Photo: Tara Fatehi Irani
ACTION WITH WIRE (2018)
Performance to Camera
Photo: Yuichiro Noda
BODY EMBALMED (2018)
Performance to Camera
Photo: Yuichiro Noda
© Hollie Miller 2019