(Text by Elaine Abrams)
Performance as the locus of contradiction – the paradox as the nucleus of spiritual development
I accomplish the dialog of art and science through embodiment.
With expressive, albeit effortless, coincidental seeming conceptual art, not bound to any materials except the own body, Milo Moire questions the thought diktat of everyday life. She makes use of naked skin as ambivalent sign of bareness, of the contempt for exposure rooted in culture, collective vulnerability and as a symbol of the universal longing for closeness. The own radical nakedness turns in this process into a protective shield against the stereotype and paradoxically makes the artist invisible. If one allows stunning defencelessness, a protective, almost private space arises – even on the tram.
Milo Moire's performances start with daydreaming, with (every)daily, personal physical experiences which condense by wild associations to an internal whole piece of art about to mature and enter the world. The corporeity becomes the need for her artistic expression to make the happened - also for the spectator - experienceable. Milo Moire describes her art, as an „art led by intuition. To create art, I even use THE original source of the femininity – my vagina“.
(Text by Elaine Abrams)
An upright standing nude on a loft... One with ink and acrylic fueled egg... A preserved canvas...
What the spectators are about to expect, is the compressed birth of a piece of art. Slowly the egg leaves the natal canal of the artist and smashes on the canvas, red colour flows out. The next egg contains another colour and so bit by bit, accompanied only by loud "Plops", an abstract art work originates – archaically, uncontrollably and intuitively. At the end of this almost meditative art birth performance the stained canvas is folded up, smoothed and unfolded to a symmetrically reflected picture, astonishingly coloured and full of strong because universal symbolism.
The “PlopEgg Painting” itself releases a loose chain of thoughts – about the creation fear, the symbolic strength of the casual and the creative power of the femininity. A comparison to wild associations arises and by the intensity of the seen and experienced, one becomes clear: the art needs like so often the corporeity to be able to manifest itself.
Milo Moire opens her performance cycle "The PlopEgg Painting Performance # 1 - A Birth of a Picture" on the famous art fair Art Cologne – a place at which the art gets involved in the flirtation with big figures. The hashtag 1 stands for the first Art-Birth-Picture. Other performances should follow worldwide.
Within the context of art (performance), commerce (art fair) and opinion creation (media) a deliberate-accidental creation act happens, which instantly provokes ambivalent interpretations. „In my art i try to create mental doors“, the artist says. And there is always at least one door left to pass through a mirror.
Every single day a battle in our head starts all over again…a team of competing OPPOSITE NUMBERS
competes for our SELF - on a minefield of consciousness and pressure…gregarious smile
or exhausted crying, monitored work or devoted delight.
Always in reach of our hands is the iron MASK as a safeguard against negative consequences.
While existing in this dual core of rivalry between INSIDE and OUTSIDE, we negotiate with ourselves.
What remains of this inner DEMOCRACY?…An always changing, conflicted face.
Always the same way to work, day after day...it is early in the morning...FAR TOO EARLY for performance art!
The semi-automatized operating according to an internalised script...enter, pass through, punch the ticket, sit down...
Disturbed by a completely naked woman, right in the middle of it, dressed in words... What will happen? Astonishingly...
NOT THAT MUCH!
My paintings grant admission to the dark, the beautiful within you...
For me, painting is a process, starting with the crude idea, which, stroke after stroke,
almost organically turns into a whole, which eventually reveals tacit knowledge in a new context.
Focusing on man and his inner world, artist Milo Moiré works her way from the inside to the outside,
from the minor detail to the larger whole.
Whenever Milo Moiré paints a face or a body, she feels as if she was touching the person with every single stroke.
During the creative process the subject is alive in her touch.