Photo courtesy of Paul D. Miller
The University Art Gallery will open the 20152016 exhibition season 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 pictures music as imaginary landscape in the Notations series, proposes a utopian pan-humanist republic in the graphic design project Manifesto For A People’s Republic Of Antarctica, and explores the political claims made about voyages to the poles in the sound and video installation North / South. 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. As part of the Sewanee Performing Arts Series, Miller will perform his multimedia concert Arctic Rhythms on Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium, accompanied by Katherine Lehman and Carolyn Huebl on violin, Christine Kim on cello, and Jim Grosjean on viola. Tickets available online at www.sewanee.edu/performingarts. Inspired by a Sierra Club Aichilik rafting journey, Arctic Rhythms is the latest piece composed in Of Water and Ice, Miller’s suite of music for the Arctic and Antarctica. Arctic Rhythms illuminates the environmental issues faced by the arctic circle through an evocative multimedia trip to the Arctic landscape, juxtaposing images with live and recorded hiphop, electronic, and minimalist music. This exhibition and performance 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 has 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.Sewanee’s University Art Gallery is located on Georgia Avenue. The gallery is free, accessible, and open to the public. Hours are 105 Tuesday through Friday and 124 on Saturday and Sunday. Please call (931) 5981223 for more information, or visit our website at http://www.sewanee.edu/gallery.