Aug 13 2015
The University Art Gallery will open the 2015-2016 exhibition season on August 25 with the multimedia exhibition ICE MUSIC, by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky.
Inspired by his voyages to the Antarctic and Arctic, Miller remixes data of all kinds to forge connections between science, music, art, history, politics, and film in a creative response to the urgent environmental and political challenges of climate change. ICE MUSIC brings together music, graphic design, landscape and film to explore humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
Please join us! Miller will present his multimedia talk Sound Unbound on Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Miller will perform the multimedia concert Arctic Rhythms on Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium as part of the Sewanee Performing Arts Series. Tickets available online Aug. 20 at www.sewanee.edu/performingarts.
This exhibition and its associated events have been made possible by the generous support of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Friends of the University Art Gallery, the University Lectures Committee, Art and Art History, Music, and Film Studies. Thank you!
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is an established composer, DJ, multimedia artist and author. He travels around the world performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras, while giving talks at prominent universities, museums and conferences. His DJ Mixer app has seen more than 12 million downloads and in 2012- 2013 he was the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He is also the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.
Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. He has been featured everywhere from CNN to SyFy. His new book The Imaginary App, published by MIT Press was released in 2014. National Geographic named Miller a National Geographic Emerging Explorer 2014/2015. Official website: www.djspooky.com.