Lorna Mills /GIF Saver/

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Mary Meixner No Comments

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Lorna Mills is Canadian digital artist publicly exhibiting her work in solo and group shows all over the world since the early 1990s. In addition to her own work, she has recently curated several animated GIF screenings including “Clusterfuck Zoo” at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn & Hallwalls in Buffalo as well as an animated GIF Collection for “David Bowie is”  at the Art gallery of Ontario.  She is currently curating a remake of John Berger’s 1972 documentary series “Ways of Seeing”, retitled “Ways of Something” consisting of one minute slices by 113 artists.

Lorna Mills is most famous for her photo-based GIF work and its installations in physical space. Her GIFs often revolves around the themes of sexuality and violence yet reveal something uncanny and absurd whilst amazingly pure and aesthetically perfectly balanced. To quote her in one of her interviews, “It may be deceptive at first, but I am ravingly formal and very precise with all my compositions.”

The contradictory touch of the skin, very dense and in its innocence full of violence and repressed sexuality, has became a theme for our curatorial selection of several already existent GIF animations as screen saver. Ever repeating and never fulfilled, the physical actions in GIF Saver are supersede as quickly as your attention.

 

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