¬ Zoë Claire Miller
Zoë Claire Miller’s Bar of Loose Tongues is a site-specific intervention at Floating, which transfers characteristics of gossip – such as strategies of inclusion and exclusion, community building, and transfers of knowledge – into a bar setting. This bar, however, does not simply provide beverages and cocktails but constitutes a shadowy and arcane site of blessings, curses and spells, archaic plant knowledge, communality and female power.
Miller conceives the Bar of Loose Tongues as a contemporary witch's Sabbath, where historic research into plant healing is performatively joined with a critique of neoliberalism, heteronormativity, and species extinction. Humor, community, and blissful ecstasy are only a few of its ingredients and effects. In this sense, the bar is a state (of being) rather than a space – that is, as long as your drink lasts.
Bar of Loose Tongues
New production, 2022
Zoë Claire Miller is an artist and activist. Her artistic practice in sculpture and installation revolves around relationships between animals -- including humans -- and plants, as things that live and possess agency. Her work examines the character of objects, how they reveal their agency is grounded in a strong alliance with feminist theory and the politics of the body.
She is a co-founder of the Berlin Art Prize, launched in 2013, and has been on the board of bbk berlin since 2016, serving as its spokeswoman since 2018.