CUD
(2021 - ongoing)

Installation and performance

Krone Couronne, as part of Au joli mois de mai,

Visarte Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

A performance installation that brought together a collection of works created in the period 2020-present experimenting with different 'materials of mothering'. Using improvised processes of domestic alchemy, Dillon has been transforming substances such as baby poo, breastmilk and cow's milk into costumes and objects to create a tactile, grubby and tender archive of infant caregiving. The installation included a live demonstration of milk plastic (casein) production methods.

CUD installation view
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CUD milk plastic kitchen
CUD milk plastic kitchen

Plasticised breastmilk, casein plastic, salvaged PVC sheets and XPS foam blocks, recycled linens and blankets, cooking utensils and pots, aluminium foil, hot plate, vinegar, milk, glycerin, storage containers

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milk plastic kitchen (detail)
milk plastic kitchen (detail)
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Cumber Core
Cumber Core

Onion-dyed linens, linseed, rice, dried lavender, eucalyptus oil, plasticised breastmilk, shredded baby clothes, polyester thread, cushions, towels and molton cotton

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Cumber Core (detail)
Cumber Core (detail)
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Cumber Core (detail)
Cumber Core (detail)
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Cumber Core (detail)
Cumber Core (detail)
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Cumber Core (detail)
Cumber Core (detail)
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Swaddle Bod
Swaddle Bod

plasticised breastmilk, casein plastic, onion-dyed linens, corn starch packaging noodles, polyester thread, brass eyelets, shredded baby clothes, steel mesh, pillows, towels and molton cotton

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Swaddle Bod (detail)
Swaddle Bod (detail)
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Swaddle Bod (detail)
Swaddle Bod (detail)
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Swaddle Bod (detail)
Swaddle Bod (detail)
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Shit Bricks (detail)
Shit Bricks (detail)

Baby poo, red clay, water

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CUD performance: Plasticised breastmilk, casein plastic, salvaged PVC sheets and XPS foam blocks, recycled linens and blankets, cooking utensils and pots, aluminium foil, hot plate, vinegar, milk, glycerin, storage containers, hand-made costume