|DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation (New York Premiere)|
Created by Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
original and provocative work that addresses issues of race, and the uses of technology and the media in society, and should be one of the most discussed events of Festival 2004. DJ Spooky's re-mix combines footage from D.W. Griffith's landmark, controversial 1915 film, visual effects, including performance footage of dance master Bill T. Jones and new images, and a "musicscape" that features a live audio track of jungle and hip-hop samples, mixed with an original violin composition by Daniel Bernard Roumain.
It will be shown on three large screens in Alice Tully Hall (July 23 and 24).
Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician based in New York City. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, Raygun, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, among other publications. His work as a conceptual artist has been featured in museums and galleries in the United States and overseas, including at the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, Vienna's Kunsthalle, and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. His most recent art project, created for L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, is Errata Erratum an internet based remix of Marcel Duchamp's errata musical and sculpture musical works from 1912-1915.
Widely-known as a musician, under the moniker of "DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid," Miller has created a sizeable body of music and has collaborated, with, among others, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Butch Morris, Kool Keith a.k.a. Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. His most recent albums are Optometry, a collaborative jazz project and Dubtometry, a dub remix of Optometry, released in 2002-2003 by Thirsty Ear Recordings.
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