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William Miller
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: I was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and is symptomized by a loss of motor control and balance, memory loss and aggressive and unpredictable behavior. There’s no treatment and no cure and it’s ultimately fatal. In this project, We Travel To And Shall Be Lost In Always, I use video, sculpture, photography, and performance to highlight my experience with this disease that currently affects my short-term memory. I'm drawing relationships between my failing memory and the dual crisis of digital media and storage know at “bit rot” (the decay and corruptibility of digital files) and the “digital dark age” (the mass loss of digital information due to antiquated and outdated hardware and software). Digital files and storage, what Bernard Stiegler called “tertiary memory”, represent a contradictory space of inexhaustible memory but one that's entirely intangible and in danger of decay, corruption, and obsolescence. And so it is with human memory, especially one compromised by illness.
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  • JPG Portrait
    2017
    Inkjet Print
    Variable
    JPG Portraits start as studio portraits of myself made with a digital camera. I make the digital file small and porous by saving it as a highly compressed jpg. This causes the file to lose a great dea

  • I Dream Of Lost Vocabularies
    2018
    books, 3D prints
    24"x16"x12"
    I’ve become a very good forgetter. Better than I’d like to be. I find myself drawn to collect old books and pamphlets that could be described as “memory courses.” Those books a

  • The Contours Of What Is Not, Or Is No Longer, Or Is Not Yet
    2018
    laserdisc, promotional pharmaceutical head, books, 3D prints.
    24"x16"x12"
    I’ve become a very good forgetter. Better than I’d like to be. I find myself drawn to collect old books and pamphlets that could be described as “memory courses.” Those books a

  • Making the Transitory Impermanent, Making the Fugitive Ephemeral, Making the Interim Provisional
    2018
    scanner, desktop computer, calotype, electric chords, cuckoo clocks.
    32"x28"x82"
    The Calotype was one of the earliest photographic processes. Developed by William Henry Fox Talbot and introduced in 1841 it was the first paper negative with which endless reproduction could be made.

  • JPG Portrait
    2017
    Inkjet Print
    Variable
    PG Portraits start as studio portraits of myself made with a digital camera. I make the digital file small and porous by saving it as a highly compressed jpg. This causes the file to lose a great deal

  • Untitled (In Lieu)
    2017
    kinetic sculpture, artificial flowers, foamcore, electric motor, wood frame
    24"x24"x5"
    For this piece, Untitled (In Lieu of Flowers) I walked around local cemeteries and collected old desiccated and discarded petals from artificial flowers that have deteriorated and broken apart. I foun

  • Untitled (Don’t Got This)
    2018
    silicone wristbands
    Custom made “awareness bracelets” whose traditionally positive and supportive messages have been replaced with “Lost”, “Scared of Death”, “Don’t Got Thi

  • Eadweard Muybridge Motion Study Motion Study
    2016

  • Eadweard Muybridge Motion Study Motion Study
    2016

  • Eadweard Muybridge Motion Study Motion Study
    2018

  • Eadweard Muybridge Motion Study Motion Study
    2016

  • Ruined Polaroids #40
    2011

  • Ruined Polaroids #40
    2011

  • Ruined Polaroids #40
    2011

  • Ruined Polaroids #45
    2011

  • Untitled (from Surface Tension)
    2014

  • Untitled (from Surface Tension)
    2014

  • Untitled (from Surface Tension)
    2014

  • Untitled (from Surface Tension)
    2014
 








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