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Rebirth of a Nation
In Project: Rebirth of a Nation

<p><span>The film is a 'remix' of D.W. Griffith's 1915 "Birth of a Nation” that was highly controversial due to its graphic portrayal of racism in the post-Civil War south. Miller's remix deconstructs one of the most influential and inflammatory movies ever made, while drawing striking parallels to present socio-political conflicts in America. The film includes Paul's original score, performed by Kronos Quartet.<br /> <br />DJ Spooky (Paul D Miller, born 1970, Washington DC) is a composer, multimedia artist and writer. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and Raygun amongst other publications. Miller's work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture (2000); the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His work "New York Is Now" has been exhibited in the Africa Pavilion of the 52 Venice Biennial 2007, and the Miami/Art Basel fair of 2007. Miller's first collection of essays, entitled "Rhythm Science" came out on MIT Press 2004, followed by "Sound Unbound," an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media, published in 2008.</span></p>

Published: 5/01/2009 0 Comments
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Producer: atheis
Theme: Cultural Perspectives
License: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Generic
Rating: TV-G
Language: English