SHADOW SELF (2018)
An outdoor site-responsive performance and two outdoor performances to camera.
These works explore the initiation of a new character based on the shadow of the self for the ‘Two/ Three/ Four Women Series’.
In 'Trace the Field Line' Miller’s solitary figure is framed in the landscape that imposes an infinitesimal sense of proportion on her body. She creates a series of cinematic tableaus that are visually arresting and have a sense of longing. Her timeless clothing is covered in an earth pigment that unites her with her environment. She dilly-dallys, her disjointed movements show a sense of otherness, before she disappears into the horizon, tracing the field line with red ribbons strung from a weightlifting bar. This performance resonates with imagery of Land Girls, the painting Christina’s World, and the film Kloot.
Materials: earth pigment; bucket; weight lifting bar with crimson weights; two reels of crimson ribbon
Second-hand clothes: beige trousers; brown leather jacket; knee high brown snakeskin 70’s boots; auburn human hair wig; brown teddy leotard; green snakeskin heels