Every Word Said: History Lessons from Athens and Tucson
South Galleries & Corridor
Tucson-born, Los Angeles-based Nicole Miller will create an installation consisting of six video projections, turning the entire southeast wing into a darkened, immersive viewing experience. Whether it be architecture in the form of shuttered elementary schools on Tucson’s east side, or people talking about themselves and their experiences, Miller makes portraits and vignettes, bringing intimate detail to bear on these subjects. The buildings, wordlessly, and the individuals, verbosely and enthusiastically, tell their own stories, providing the audience with agency and letting them bask in and be edified by the realization of how moving images are used as a means to transmit ideas and information. Not documentary per se, Miller’s accomplishment in an oversaturated media environment is showing us things and people we haven’t encountered before, true to her stated wish that “I still feel that I am making images that I’ve never seen, like there’s work that I need to do and can do,” while also providing a platform for revealing, possibly cathartic, occasionally sublimely subjective self-representation.
Images by Maya Heilman-Hall.
Nicole Miller Map and Didactics