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Kirsten Millar

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My work plays with the way we interact and perceive our environment, through interrogating layers of history, technology and identity embedded within it with a fascination into the early Technosphere. I deconstruct conventional images of Scottish landscapes, often imagined as wild, untouched and separate from modernity and human influences by eroding the binary categorisation of nature and technology. My work is speculative, existing in-between fact and fiction. I examine these overlapping relationships using psycho-geographic techniques of ‘drifting’ and ‘playfulness’ by embedding myself within the landscape to connect with unseen and intangible temporalities, histories and identities. My findings are expressed through sculptural and sound installations that play with object placement and material choice. This theory of work is reflected in my chosen materials that sit on the cusp, opposing and mirroring each other, escaping categorisation and occupying realms of speculation.

https://kirstenmillar.cargo.site/

Portfolio- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rN9CxG3U0Wns3UVFprUrOBCwwA0VH-Od/view
EXHIBITIONS

2020
M8 + M8s, broadcast as part of Radiophrenia 20, Glasgow CCA November 2020

Household, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, May 2020

2019
Dighty Burn soundscape + Instal 1 Quarry soundscape, broadcast as part of Radiophrenia 19, Glasgow CCA May 2019

2018
Proposed Costs, Eminent Domain, former Robert Miller Space, West Chelsea District New York, July 2018

Friction/Site, VAS @ Summerhall SATELLITE, Edinburgh, 26 May - 13 July, 2018

Can Fish Squat?, RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh, 2018

2017
Adverse Possession, Freshly Squeezed, Dundee, 2017 (co-curated)

Instal I Quarry, DJCAD Graduate Degree show, Dundee, 2017

AWARDS
RSA New Contemporaries 2018

PUBLICATIONS/WRITING
Qhiya Review published in The Skinny, June 2018

Proposed Costs, 2018

Related Images, multiple artist, 2017

Soundscapes and Landscapes, 3 essays, 2017
Instal 1 Quarry, Acoustic steel reflectors, with sound
  • Kirsten Millar
  • Instal 1 Quarry, Acoustic steel reflectors, with sound
  • Installation
Instal 1 Quarry, Back of Acoustic reflectors
  • Kirsten Millar
  • Instal 1 Quarry, Back of Acoustic reflectors
  • Installation
Instal 1 Quarry, Collected gravel from quarry and sound
  • Kirsten Millar
  • Instal 1 Quarry, Collected gravel from quarry and sound
  • Installation
Can Fish Squat? Live water is pumped through pre fabricated materials
  • Kirsten Millar
  • Can Fish Squat? Live water is pumped through pre fabricated materials
  • Installation
Can Fish Squat? Installation and accompanying text
  • Kirsten Millar
  • Can Fish Squat? Installation and accompanying text
  • Installation
live Can Fish Squat? sound of water through gun mic + live sound of contact mic playing vibrations
  • Kirsten Millar
  • live Can Fish Squat? sound of water through gun mic + live sound of contact mic playing vibrations
  • Installation

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