Character Sketches are a series of photographs that explore how fantasies of the self are realized through the act of drawing and painting in youth. In an attempt to animate the characters and stage the narratives of her own childhood sketches, Milton enters processes of re-enactment that include a return to the suburban landscape of her adolescence, a reconnection with her childhood friends, and the utilization of her family home as a site for artistic production. Using props and costumes found on site, Milton theatricalizes her childhood drawings and plays with the notion of inhabiting the performative plane of the sketch. Milton’s interactive processes of parody and impersonation emphasize the collaborative nature of identity formation while exploring the lived performance of the self in consumer culture.
Performance, Digital Photographs
Character Sketches, Parking Spot Gallery, SWARM, Vancouver, 2005
Curated by Sharon Bradley