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Artist-in-Residence: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

The Imaginary App, UNSW Galleries. Image by Britta Campion

Artist-in-Residence: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is artist-in-residence at NIEA, UNSW Art & Design from 18 August till 3 September 2014.

The residency explores Miller’s projects as artist, writer and musician with a focus on the intersection of apps and design through workshops, an exhibition and presentations. These various platforms will demonstrate his engagement with sound art, digital media, and design from the viewpoint of DJ culture and its foundation in collage.Miller’s upcoming book with MIT Press entitled The Imaginary App and the exhibition at UNSW Galleries in Feral Experimental will be a central focus of the Residency. His compositions exploring environmental issues facing places as remote as The Arctic Circle, Antarctica, Nauru, and Vanuatu will be presented as part of the workshops and artist lectures.

DJ Spooky performs live at the Feral Experimental Sydney Design Week launch at UNSW Galleries 20 August. RSVP to attend.

DJ Mixer App workshop at UNSW Galleries 22 August. Click link to register.

Artist, writer, musician and composer Paul D. Miller’s multimedia performances, art installations, recordings and writings immerse audiences in a blend of genres. His works raise awareness about climate change, sustainability, the role of technology in society and other pressing environmental and social issues. His multimedia composition and installation The Book of Ice is an experiential visual and acoustic portrait of Antarctica’s disappearing environment (also available as a graphic arts hardcover book). In Nauru Elegies, he explores problems facing the environmentally exploited South Pacific island of Nauru through a string ensemble, video, animation and live Internet feed. He also founded Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation, a sustainable arts center on the island of Vanuatu and was the first artist-in-residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Miller first rose to worldwide fame as hip-hop turntablist “DJ Spooky” and is now a sought-after lecturer and performer at prestigious venues, arts institutions and universities. Miller's debut app 'DJ Spooky' is available for free download for iPad and iPod.

Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation

The Book of Ice

Nauru Elegies

The Imaginary App




18 Aug 2014


Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

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