Animated GIF and 1080p Video, 1920x1080px, 2015. Edition of 3 +1AP
‘Mountain/Light Time’ is an animated GIF of a speedy sunrise over mountain tops with each loop timed to match the duration of a deep breath. A virtual inhilation and exhalation of mountain air and light.
AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD
‘Dream Mussel’- Animated GIF and 1080p Video, 1920x1080px, 2015. Edition of 3 +1AP
Described as a ‘wall of resistance to data formation’, the animated GIF work of Lorna Mills reflects her obsession with subcultures, absurd perpetual conditions, endless anxiety, human folly and masturbating monkeys. With elements culled from a variety of online sources, her moving image collages are in a state of constant oscillation; the particular and peculiar rapidly expanding to universals and then, just a quickly, contracting right back again.
WAYS OF SOMETHING
Single Channel HD Video in Four Episodes, approx 30 minutes each, 2014-2015. Edition of 30 + 1AP
‘Ways of Something’ is a contemporary remake of all four episodes from John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972). The project consists of one-minute videos by over 100 web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.
LORNA MILLS,Canadian artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “DKRM” at DAM Gallery, Berlin and Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum in NY. For the month of March, 2016, her work “Mountain Time/Light was displayed on 45 Jumbo monitors in Times Square, NYC, every night as part of the Midnight Moment program curated by Times Square Arts. She has also co-curated monthly group GIF projections, with Rea McNamara, for the “Sheroes” performance series in Toronto, a group GIF projection event “When Analog Was Periodical” in Berlin with Anthony Antonellis, and a four person GIF installation, “:::Zip The Bright:::” at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, with Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva. Lorna Mills’ most recent curation project, “Ways of Something” is a collaborative remake of the 1972 John Berger documentary “Ways of Seeing” episodes one through four, featuring over 115 networked artists.
In June 2013, Mills opened a solo exhibition ‘The Axis of Something’ at TRANSFER, her work was exhibited by the gallery at the Moving Image Art Fair NYC in March 2014, and her second solo show for TRANSFER is in development for 2015. Currently Lorna Mills is curating “Ways of Something” a contemporary remake/remix of John Berger’s seminal 1972 documentary “Ways of Seeing”, featuring the work of 114 contemporary artists.
June 2017 –‘Ethereal Imperial’ as part of the TRANSFER SEXTET with GIPHY
November 2016 –‘Wnrwnrchickndnr’ presented at the Current Museum of Art
March 2016 –‘Mountain Light/Time’ at the Moving Image Art Fair in NYC
October 2015 –‘A Play in the Fields of the Lord ‘ solo exhibition at TRANSFER
September 2014 –‘Ways of Something’ at the Moving Image Art Fair in Instanbul
December 2014 –‘Ungentrified’ at hypersalon in South Beach, Miami
September 2014 –‘Ways of Something’ debut screening of Episode 2 of this 4 part series at TRANSFER
March 2014 –‘SCRAP: Rayon’ at Moving Image Art Fair NYC
January 2014 –‘SCRAP: Rayon’ at UNPAINTED Media Art in Munich, Germany
July 2013 –‘Clusterfuck Zoo’ screening at TRANSFER
June 2013 –‘The Axis of Something’ solo exhibition at TRANSFER
In CaughtinmomentLorna Mills continues her explorations of the gif as an iconic visual form of the online environment by breaking down images of sunrises and sunsets into pixelated components that wriggle and twist in mechanical, jerky motions.
In partnership with Moving Image, Times Square Arts brought Lorna Mills’ ‘Mountain/Light Time’ to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight every night in March, 2016. This project was a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.