LOSS OF CHILDHOOD (2015 - 20)
An ongoing series of intimate performances recorded through black and white 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.
Materials: milk; baby powder; stretch band; fishing wire; condoms; latex gloves; polythene dust sheet; sellotape; lace from grandmother's wedding dress; lace fat from a lamb; wash basin; water; dye; paint; pane of glass; paper roll; pigment; egg shells
Second-hand clothes: mother’s cream knitted top; cream wool trousers; black stilettos