MOROCCO SERIES, 2017
Three Children Performing, 2017
This series of photographs were created during McMillan's residency with Culture Vulture, in Morocco, as an attempt to simplify her approach to performance. Being overwhelmed by the culture, McMillan was drawn to the different aspects of culture which are hidden, revealed or exposed. An interactive approach was important to her because making art that relies on the attitude and interaction of its audience challenges McMillan by constantly revealing human behaviour; awkwardness, willingness and experience is exposed physically in her photographs and to McMillan as the artist.
McMillan chose a variety of environments and provided large sheets of fabric, giving groups of participants total freedom to perform for her camera. The sheets hide bodies and environments while revealing new ideas each time an experiment is completed. For example, the fabric controls the movement of the body as it is made to respond to water, wind, nature and sound.
For McMillan this response is the art. This response is what gives her photographs significance.