THE BOOK OF ICE - OUT NOW!
Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project.
In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The two additional contributors to The Book Of Ice - Columbia University's Brian Greene, best selling author of The Elegant Universe, and Ross A. Virginia, Director of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, a world renowned expert on Antarctica - add several layers of analysis to the books exploration of the theme of science and graphic design.
Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, Book of Ice furthers Miller’s reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new. Out July 19th on Mark Batty Publisher.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky www.djspooky.com
Paul D. Miller "Ice Music" exhibition at The Plains Museum
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The first Limited Edition Album from DJ Spooky's residency at the Metropolitan Museum
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DJ Spooky was commissioned by German National Radio for an Antarctica mix, and some of the compositions are in The Book of Ice.
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John Schaefer interview with DJ Spooky on The Book of Ice accompanied live by the Telos Ensemble on WNYC. Oct 20, 2011
“Paul D. Miller's The Book Of Ice is a beautiful, category-shattering hip-hop journey back from the end of the world, one that summons the hope to turn apocalypse into possibility. Groundbreaking and moving.”
Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Generation and Who We Be: The Colorization of America
“This [book of ice] is not cool, this is freezing. I still have frostbite.”
Stefan Sagmeister, legendary graphic designer
“A rare mind encounters a rare place--this [book of ice] is an entirely new take on the bottom of the world, very cool (but getting warmer).”
Bill McKibben, author "The End of Nature," founder of www.350.org
“Antarctica is full of wonder. Paul D Miller has visited and returned with treasure. You hold in your hand interviews, photographs, histories, architectural plans, propaganda, sheet music, hyperlinks and a manifesto demanding that you never set foot there. This is work as unbounded and untameable as the continent itself. Read it and feel dislocated in the best possible way.”
Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing
“Paul D. Miller might be the only author in the world with the ability and the audacity to attempt something like The Book of Ice. This is language, sound, and science on a tightrope. A great achievement and an even greater call to consciousness.”
Adam Bradley, author of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop and coeditor of The Anthology of Rap
“There is truly only 1 DjSpooky he clearly has mastered this music area as an official far reaching Artform & craft!”
Chuck D - Public Enemy
DJ Spooky land touch-down: Antarctica (above). Photos by Maria Thi Mai.