Evening Portrait

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Evening Portrait – Duff House
Performance
Duff House, Aberdeenshire

Performance with a pinhole camera where the artist wore a 19th Century dress and became the subject for the double pinhole camera positioned on an easel. The camera took over the role of the artist and created two ghosts of the subject (the artist) standing still as a ghost from the 19th Century. The period of exposure was thirty minutes. When darkness fell, Milling then developed the photograph on site and left it in position so that the photograph could be viewed the next day and a correlation between the performance of the previous evening and the resulting photograph could be observed.