"MoMA Presents: DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation" Film Program

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for "MoMA Presents: DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation" Film Program

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Nearly one hundred years after the release of D. W. Griffith's epic "The Birth of a Nation," performance artist and musician Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, has applied a "DJ mix" to one of the most revered and reviled films ever made. Miller's reading of the overt racism depicted in a Reconstruction-era South hurtles Griffith's images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. Originally commissioned as a live multimedia performance, this theatrical version features an original score by Miller, performed by Kronos Quartet. This week-long engagement will be augmented by two screenings of MoMA's archival print of Griffith's original film.

[Image: Paul D. Miller "Rebirth of a Nation" (2008)]



from June 22, 2009 to June 28, 2009


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