Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: DeVos Center » 122E – Loosemore Auditorium
Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky will be visiting the department and participating in a public dialogue with Nayda Collazo-Llorens, the Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, about sampling, appropriation, and remix in art and culture. The lecture will be the evening of the 6th.
Born in 1970 in Washington D.C., Paul D. Miller is an artist, writer, and musician working in New York. Miller is best known under the moniker of his “constructed persona” as “DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.” Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, writers. musicians and composers such as Robert Wilson, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariko Mori, Kool Keith/Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Paul Auster, and Colson Whitehead among many others. In addition to his award winning book “Rhythm Science” (MIT Press, 2005), his written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, The Wire, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, The Nation, and a host of other periodicals. Miller’s work as an artist has appeared in a variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum, Paula Cooper Gallery and many other museums and galleries. His newest book, “The Book of Ice”, was published in July 2011 by Mark Batty Publisher. “Sound Unbound” (MIT Press), a collection of writings by notable authors, preceded that. His latest, large-scale multimedia performance piece is “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica”, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival and other highly respected presenters.
Nayda Collazo-Llorens is an internationally recognized artist engaged in a multidisciplinary practice that includes drawing, installation art, text-based work, print media,video, interventions and an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Her work explores concepts of navigation, language and hyperconnectivity through examination of how information is perceived and processed. Nayda holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art from New York University, and a B.F.A. in Printmaking/Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art. Born in Puerto Rico, Nayda currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI where she most recently was an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Kalamazoo College. She has held previous Residency positions in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, and also has teaching experience from Carnegie Mellon University and Indiana University in Pennsylvania. In 2013, she was the Juror, Coordinator and Exhibition Designer for Western Michigan University’s ArtPrize Venue in Grand Rapids. From 2001 to 2006 she served as a Studio Assistant to Antoni Muntadas, an internationally recognized Catalan multidisciplinary conceptual artist working in New York City. A recipient of many grants, in 2012 she was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Nayda’s work is represented by LMAK projects, New York, NY, a gallery emphasizing artists’ processes and interdisciplinary practices.