Zeitgeist Gallery and The University Art Gallery, Sewanee: The University of the South are pleased to host internationally recognized composer, multi-media artist and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky on Thursday, Sept. 10 for a reception presenting his most recent written anthology, “The Imaginary App,” about software apps and the way they have changed everything.
This event at Zeitgeist is free and open to the public. It runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Zeitgeist is located in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood of Nashville.
The book features essays and articles by writers, artists, and theoreticians edited by Miller and Svitlana Matviyenko. Contributors include Christian Ulrik Andersen, Thierry Bardini, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Benjamin H. Bratton, Drew S. Burk, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Robbie Cormier, Dock Currie, Dal Yong Jin, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Ryan and Hays Holladay, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen, Eric Kluitenberg, Lev Manovich, Vincent Manzerolle, Svitlana Matviyenko, Dan Mellamphy, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Steven Millward, Anna Munster, Søren Bro Pold, Chris Richards, Scott Snibbe, Nick Srnicek and Stephen Wolfram.
The Nashville event coincides with DJ Spooky appearances at Sewanee the same week – Miller will present his multimedia talk “Sound Unbound” on Friday, Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall with a reception to follow. That event is also free and open to the public.
The University Art Gallery opened its 2015-2016 exhibition season Aug. 25 with the multimedia exhibition “Ice Music” by the artist. Inspired by his voyages to the Antarctic and Arctic, Miller has re-mixed 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. The exhibition brings together music, graphic design, landscape and film to explore humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
As part of the Sewanee Performing Arts Series, Miller will perform his multimedia concert “Arctic Rhythms” on Saturday, 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 are available online by clicking here. Inspired by a Sierra Club Aichilik rafting journey, “Arctic Rhythms” is the latest piece composed for “Of Water and Ice,” Miller’s suite of music for the Arctic and Antarctica. The composition illuminates the environmental issues faced by the arctic circle through an evocative multimedia trip to the Arctic landscape, juxtaposing images with live and recorded hip-hop, electronic, and minimalist music.
The Sewanee 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.
Sewanee’s University Art Gallery is located on Georgia Avenue on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. The gallery is free, accessible, and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please call (931) 598-1223 for more information or visit their website at gallery.sewanee.edu.
*Photo courtesy of DJ Spooky web site.