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2nd Annual Oscar Micheaux Lectures on Race and Media
November 18-20, 2004, 7:30pm
DJ Spooky, Rebirth of a Nation
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue, 312-280-2660
French literary theory meets Grandmaster Flash
– Rolling Stone
Every culture has mythmakers, storytellers who can capture the essence of today and push it into the future. Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, is a multitalented trickster of the imploding digital age whose mercurial mind crisscrosses cultures. Now he tackles one of the defining images of America – D. W. Griffith’s profoundly racist, controversial and prophetic 1915 film Birth of A Nation. Tracing the roots of America’s quick-cut, media-saturated popular culture, he remixes Griffith’s film, fragmenting and melding it with new footage on three screens set to DJ Spooky’s illbient score – creating a counter-narrative in which new stories can rise from the ashes.
Thursday, November 18, 7:30 pm – Includes First Night postshow talk
with the artist.
MCA members $18, Tickets $22
For tickets, please call the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or visit
Screeenings and dialogue with filmmakers every third Tuesday at 7PM at HotHouse, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition.
Fall 2004 Dates: September 21, October 19