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Artist-in-Residence: UNSW Art & Design


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.

// UNSW Residency Page

DJ Spooky receives National Geographic’s 2014 Class of Emerging Explorers Award

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DJ Spooky is the cover star of ART VOICES

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DJ Spooky: All of the Above | October/November 2012 Issue | Article by Shane McAdams.

Spooky is the rare artist that toggles between nerdy, technical indulgence, and sentient inventorying of the human condition. I’ve heard Spooky comment on several occasions, in regard to this eclecticism and reach, that it’s “all just one big record.” Which is funny, because it’s an omnivorous approach to art-making that sends me back to the Renaissance and Leonard’s flying machines, as much as it anticipates the next century, where the digital technology Spooky embraces will reign. So, one wonders: is Spooky a throwback, a contemporary, or an oracle?

// READ INTERVIEW web | pdf

The Book of Ice

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Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antactica. Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project.

In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The two additional contributors to The Book Of Ice – Columbia University’s Brian Greene, best selling author of The Elegant Universe, and Ross A. Virginia, Director of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, a world renowned expert on Antarctica – add several layers of analysis to the books exploration of the theme of science and graphic design.

Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, Book of Ice furthers Miller’s reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new.

Out now on Mark Batty Publisher.

Learn more about The Book of Ice.

The Book of Ice - Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky