Critical Writing Index

LORNA MILLS, Or the Uses of Ugliness

by Seth Berry Watter

Millennium Film Journal, 2018, v. 2, no. 67, pp. 45-55

In this article, Watter reviews Lorna Mills' GIF art and situates it into the history of arts by comparing formal similarities and differences to pre-1910 cinema, and - more extensively - painting.

He also describes (and celebrates) Mill's work as "ugly," and argues the aesthetic and ethical motivations that underlie the artist's use of "ugliness" as a strategy.

ITEM 2018.008 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Money2Lorna Mills

Linguine Prima VeraLorna Mills

Mountain Light/TimeLorna Mills

Ethereal ImperialLorna Mills

No. 1Lorna Mills

No. 8Lorna Mills

No. 5Lorna Mills