Samantha Sweeting
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Organic Milk
Stop motion photo animation shot on a mobile phone, 6 seconds
SpaceX gallery, Exeter. Also a limited edition flipbook.
Camera by Stephen Lee Farmer.


In this mini lactation animation, milk and nursing bra are adopted by the non-maternal body, giving them a significance displaced from motherhood, becoming both playful and sexual. The breast is revealed for the camera rather than a baby, as lactation shifts from the nipple to the mouth. Titillation and regurgitation occur side by side, with the bulimic act experienced as a sensual outpouring of bodily fluid; a shared joke between performer and viewer that simple editing has turned ingestion into expulsion.