Sunday, February 17, 2013

Artist Statement

Cynthia Miller

Cynthia Miller (°1970, Colombia) is an artist who mainly works with photography. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Miller formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
Her photos feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she creates with daily, recognizable elements, an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with the conditioning of his own perception and has to reconsider his biased position.
Her collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By rejecting an objective truth and global cultural narratives, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.
Her work urge us to renegotiate photography as being part of a reactive or – at times – autistic medium, commenting on oppressing themes in our contemporary society. Cynthia Miller currently lives and works in D***.

Found 500 letters through Heather Powazak Champ. It wrote this for me, with just a little bit of info. Maybe trying to comment on what BS most artist statement's are? What do you think? Is it accurate? (I DON'T make assemblages in the way they are referring to for sure.)

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