WE THE LIVING (2019)

20 Minute Performance
Single Channel Video, 13 Minutes 26 Seconds, HD, Colour, Sound by Craig Scott
Mixed Media Installation
Costume
AiR (Feb - Mar 2019), NAIRS Contemporary Art Center, Switzerland

Supported by The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust

‘From sensual to disturbing and always uncompromising and uninhibited was British Artist Hollie Miller in her performance at NAIRS.’ 

 

Jon Duschletta, Journalist, Engadine Post 

 

‘We the living’ is a magical realist performance, film and installation with found and altered objects and furniture and handmade costumes by Miller. She performs a number of movement studies live and to camera using organic materials that reimagine her anatomy through an animalistic framework. The setting of a former bath house and abandoned mineral water distillery gives an apocalyptic feel. Miller embodies a more primal state of being that is enhanced by the sense of timelessness that is embedded in her costumes. Accompanied only by her sculptures, which reflect shadowy symbols of human beings, the work has a heaviness that suggests a recent or looming death. Miller’s physicality references classical paintings and sculptures, whilst the scattered primordial debris points towards an ethereal cosmos. 

 

Materials: wooden palette; chair; hemp rug; wooden ladder; large round chalk tablet; dead butterfly; wooden dining table; red bricks; red rubble; earth pigments; driftwood; goats skull; gutted desk; peeled wallpaper; honey; feather boa; glass vulva flute; vintage copper hot water bottle with flax; wooden wheel with coins and rope; mud covered doll with leather straps; collection of assorted snail shells 

 

Costumes (made by the artist): muslin sack dress; spinning flax on hemp rope harness with twine; twin piece trousers and cropped long sleeve top made from net, rope and tassels 

We the Living (Trailer)

A Film by Hollie Miller with Music by Craig Scott

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Installation Shots
Photos: Hollie Miller/ Jack Stanley

Live Performance (5 Minute Extract)

Camera: Aischa Muller & Gregor Vogel

Edit: Hollie Miller

Post Sound: Craig Scott

© Hollie Miller 2019