Capture Photography Festival and VIVO Media Arts Centre co-presents:
Elizabeth Milton’s Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes – a performance event
7:30PM Thursday April 18, 2019
VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St (5-minute walk from Renfrew Skytrain Station)
Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes is an experiential performance by Elizabeth Milton that explores screen space, maximalist femininity, and pop culture notions of transcendence. Using camp materiality and absurdist excess, Milton collides video projection, live performance, and hyperbolic visualizations into a series of meditations that draw from a history of feminist performance, drag cabaret, and psychoanalytic theory.
In a fevered exaltation of the femme sublime, Milton will guide participants through an immersive installation and into a chromophilic wonder of video noise, theatrical snow, and glitter while exploring the lines between the material and immaterial. Playing with the slippage between the camera, the mirror, and the screen, A Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes embraces a sequin-laden absurdity in order to fracture and reflect the illusionistic “magic” of lens based media and grieve the loss of analogue forms.
Elizabeth Milton is a performance and media artist who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver, Canada. Her video and photo-based works utilize absurdist character play to explore hyperbolic expressivity, comedic excess, and processes of endurance. Milton holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of British Columbia and a BFA in Visual Art from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include Pink Waves, De Construkt Projects, Brooklyn; Dynasty Handbag’s Weirdo Night, Los Angles; Feathers, Ether, Sand, Speech, Access Gallery, Vancouver; Punching a Pillow Until the Sun Rises, Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Love and Rockets, VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver; High Kicks into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever, grunt gallery, Vancouver; and Soft, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin. Elizabeth is a faculty member in the Fine Art Department at Langara College, Vancouver, where she instructs courses in Media and Performance.
Capture Photography Festival and VIVO Media Arts Centre would like to acknowledge that we are on the Unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.