ICA Cinema Series: (Re)Birth of a Nation
Online tickets are sold out, except for ICA Members, but we may be able to accommodate walk-ins! Please check in with the ICA team before 6:00 pm, and we will let you know if a seat becomes available.
Conceived as a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith’s 1915 silent film Birth of a Nation, DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation is a controversial and culturally significant project that examines how “…exploitation and political corruption still haunt the world to this day, but in radically different forms.” Today, after more than one hundred years since the release of the original film, the project continues to be presented internationally, engaging audiences in themes of civil rights and freedom, seen through the lens of DJ Spooky’s unique art of remixing.
The program will be followed by a talk with ICA Artist in Residence and iCubed Fellow Paul Rucker.
About the Artist
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving.
Artist in Residence: Paul Rucker
Paul Rucker is a VCU iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow embedded at the ICA. Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impact, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions