Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
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Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer who creates bridges between sound art and contemporary visual culture. Through music, photographs and film stills from his journey to the Antarctic, along with original artworks, and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller uses Antarctica as an entry point for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Based on The Book of Ice—part fictional manifesto, part history, and part science book—this exhibition combines video footage of past performances with graphics and dynamic data visualizations related to climate change in the Earth’s polar regions.

DJ Spooky has collaborated with drummer Dave Lombardo of thrash metal band Slayer; singer, songwriter and guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth; Chuck D of Public Enemy fame; rapper Kool Keith; Towa Tei, formerly of Deee-Lite; Vernon Reid of Living Colour; The Coup; artists Yoko Ono and Shepard Fairey and many others. Miller is currently featured on Syfy Channel’s Let’s Imagine Greater web series, and has performed around the world from France to Japan to Mexico City. In 2010, DJ Spooky became one of the first DJ's to create an iPhone app, called DJ Mixer.

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  • Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, on The Book of Ice and Polar Art

    Friday July 20, 2012 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    In advance of his special musical performance July 21, join Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, for a talk about his projects from The Book of Ice, selections from which are on display in the CA+E gallery.

    The Art Bite Series is made possible in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

  • ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED :: TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT ADMISSIONS :: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: Ice Music :: TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT ADMISSIONS

    Saturday July 21, 2012 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    **ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AT 4PM Saturday, JULY 21. REMAINING TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 7PM **
    In partnership with the Holland Project, the Nevada Museum of Art presents Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid in a live performance accompanied by a quartet of Reno Philharmonic musicians, led by Dustin Budish, performing live. Local favorite DJ Octophonix opens the show. Grab a bite from DISH and SAUCE WAGON food trucks outside, and a drink at the cash bar inside.

    Miller is the musical genius behind Ice Music – a series of symphonic compositions and electronic quartets that interpret the environments of the Arctic and Antarctic.

    A CD release of original material from Miller’s 2011 Art + Environment Conference performance at the Museum, with a Reno Philharmonic string quartet, will be available for purchase, and an exhibition based on Miller’s recent publication, The Book of Ice, will be on view in the Museum’s CA+E Gallery through October 28, 2012.

    Discounted youth ticket prices made possible by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation with additional support provided by Earl and Meg Tarble.

  • William L. Fox on the Art of Antarctica

    Friday September 21, 2012 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Learn about the art in Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: Ice Music in the context of Antarctic art history with William L. Fox. Fox has participated in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, and has collected, written about, and archived numerous Antarctic art projects for the Museum’s Center for Art + Environment.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid performs. Image courtesy of the artist.

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