En résidence au centre SAGAMIE
David M.C. Miller
David Miller’s wide-ranging works relate to embodiment and knowledge, truth and belief, technology and nature, memory and history. His photographs posit subjects that exist beyond the visible. Nonetheless, his desubstantiated forms belie their true absence as figures photographically. Furthermore, his works involve the desire to address subjects that exceed the logical limits of representation by invoking essence and completeness as questions of faith and certitude.
His photographs have been exhibited across Canada, in the United States and in Europe. Recent exhibitions include: Das Spidermann, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; make a mess then clean it up at Souffles, Montreal; In Colour, University of Saskatchewan; Photographs, PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg and small world, Stadtmuseum, Munster, Germany. Recent installations, designs for stage and commissioned sculpture include: Dust, a video and set design for choreography by Suzanne Miller Dance, Montreal; Image #192, Pataphysics, Melbourne, Australia; Markado, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City and Take Off, in collaboration with Andrew Forster, Shores Space, Amsterdam.
David Miller has received many awards for his work, most recently from the Canada Council for the Arts. He has lived and worked throughout Canada, in China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and in the United States. Recently, he visited China as a member of an international jury in photography and, on the other side of the Atlantic, he taught photography at the Academy of Cinema, Photography and the Performing Arts, in Prague.
“The work I will do at Centre SAGAMIE is primarily print-based and involves digitally compositing numerous image files into single unified surfaces or works. Several new cycles of works are all based on the paradoxical notion of presence in photographic depictions of the past.”