Ways of Something - Screening at Carnegie Museum of Art, March 2016

Ways of Something

Ways of Something is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, Ways of Seeing (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes and compiled by Lorna Mills, the second episode consists of one-minute videos by twenty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of art making after the internet. The original second episode, is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition. Ways of Something is in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

For The One Minutes Series, every month a different artist is asked to curate a series of One Minute films. The One Minutes Series focuses on the perception and understanding of the moving image. Twenty museums and cultural spaces around the world are subscribers, and show the series within their organisations.

Ways of Something is now part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

About Lorna Mills

Canadian artist Lorna Mills has exhibited her work in exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work.

“Ways of Something” Artist List

Episode 1

Daniel Temkin, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Rhett Jones, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Dafna Ganani, Jennifer Chan, Rea McNamara, Theodore Darst, Matthew Williamson, Hector Llanquin, Christina Entcheva, V5MT, Marisa Olson, Joe McKay, Carla Gannis, Nicholas O’Brien, Eva Papamargariti, Rosa Menkman, Kristin Lucas, Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer, Giselle Zatonyl, Paul Wong, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Sally McKay, RM Vaughan & Keith Cole & Jared Mitchell, Andrew Benson, Christian Petersen, Faith Holland, Jennifer McMackon

Episode 2

Kevin Heckart, Geraldine Juárez, Gaby Cepeda, Angela Washko, Emilie Gervais, LaTurbo Avedon, Lyla Rye, Mattie Hillock, Antonio Roberts, Georges Jacotey, Daniel Rourke, Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung, Yoshi Sodeoka, Alma Alloro Germany, LoVid, Andrea Crespo, Ad Minoliti, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, Carrie Gates, Isabella Streffen, Esteban Ottaso, Silke Zil Kuhar ZIL & ZOY, Hyo Myoung Kim, Jesse Darling, Tristan Stevens, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Claudia Hart, Anthony Antonellis

Episode 3

Carine Santi-Weil, Nicolas Sassoon, Tom Sherman, Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, Rafaela Kino, Alex McLeod, Kate Wilson & Lynne Slater, Aleksandra Domanović Germany, Systaime, Erik Zepka, Adam Ferriss, Rodell Warner & Arnaldo James, Debora Delmar Corp., Brenna Murphy, Nick Briz, Carlos Sáez, Jenn E Norton, Juliette Bonneviot, Luis Nava, Vince McKelvie, Claudia Maté, Evan Roth, Shana Moulton, Sabrina Ratté, Jordan Tannahill, Vasily Zaitsev feat. MON3Y.us, Ann Hirsch

Episode 4

Mert Keskin a.k.a Haydiroket, A. Bill Miller, Alix Desaubiaux, Krystal South, Rachael Archibald, Will Pappenheimer, Dave Greber, Chiara Passa, John Boyle-Singfield, Gunilla Josephson, Melanie Clemmons, Curt Cloninger, Terrell Davis, Morehshin Allahyari, Amy Lockhart, John Marriott, Lilly Handley, Emily Vey Duke, Kate Armstrong, Myfanwy Ashmore, Luke Painter, Aram Bartholl, Elena Garnelo, Lorna Mills, Ellectra Radikal, Nicole Killian, Jacob Ciocci, Rick Silva

Ways of Something – Episode 1

Ways of Something – Episode 2

This is the episode I am in. My video starts at the 18:20 mark and lasts for one minute.

Original Documentary – Ways of Seeing – John Berger, 1972

Ways of Seeing – John Berger, 1972 – Episode 1

Ways of Seeing – John Berger, 1972 – Episode 2

Ways of Seeing – John Berger, 1972 – Episode 3

Ways of Seeing – John Berger, 1972 – Episode 4


Yes. This is a video still from my work, which features me in three wigs and zentai slave hoods with my breasts showing, which is now part of the Whitney Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

Ways of Something News Posts

(I honestly can’t even begin to keep up with posting about each of the screenings here)

Ways of Something Screenings



  • Project Space six d.o.g.s., Athens, Greece (Episodes 1 and 2)
  • Transmediale at The Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Germany (Episodes 1 and 2)
  • The Photographers Gallery, London, UK (Episodes 1, 2 and premiere of Episode 3)
  • Western Front, Vancouver, Canada (Episodes 1, 2 and 3)
  • Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK (Episodes 1, 2 and 3)
  • Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, USA (Episodes 1 and 2)
  • CK2, Montreal, Canada (Episode 1)
  • Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Denmark (Episode 1)
  • SAW Video, Ottawa, Canada (Episodes 1, 2 and 3 for an outdoor screening, July)
  • Moving Image Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (September)
  • Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA (Episodes 1,2, 3 and premiere of Episode 4)


  • The Oude Kerk – Amsterdam, Netherlands (Episode 1)
  • SUPERPOSITIONS at Momart Project Space in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Episode 1)
  • Power Station of Art – Shanghai, China (Episode 1)
  • Transfer Gallery – Brooklyn, USA (Episodes 1 and 2)
  • Gray Area + Technology – San Francisco, USA (Episodes 1 and 2)
  • PAF 2014 in the Corpus Christi Chapel (Konvikt Univerzitni) – Olomouc, Czech Republic (Episodes 1 and 2)

Ways of Something In the Press