Film, 13 mins


Hollie Miller and Craig Scott


No dialogue

Closed captioned audio

This video contains nudity.

‘We the Living’ is a magical realist film set in a former bath house and abandoned mineral water distillery where the artist Hollie Miller is accompanied only by her sculptures. She uses found and altered organic materials to reimagine her anatomy through an animalistic framework. This surrealist film explores metamorphosis, annihilation and rebirth in reference to iconic paintings, sculptures and performance art actions, with a musical score composed by Craig Scott.


Hollie is a British performance artist with an interdisciplinary practice & background in contemporary dance. She holds an MA from Royal College of Art (2016) & BPA from Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2010). She studied Butoh with Marie Gabrielle Rotie and in 2012 she received the Lisa Ullman Scholarship to study Butoh in Japan at the Kazo Ohno Studio before performing with Butoh company LEIMAY in New York in 2014.

Craig Scott is a Scottish musician, composer & creative technologist. Since graduating with a BPA from Leeds Conservatoire (2008) he has played a prominent part in the UK improvised jazz music scene with his solo project Craig Scott’s Lobotomy and band Shatner’s Bassoon. He has been collaborating with Hollie since 2018 across performance and film.

This film was made during an artist residency at NAIRS Contemporary Arts Centre in Switzerland.
Supported by the Francis Reckitt Arts Trust and Hope Scott Trust