Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, 26th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Paul Miller

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center - North Cafeteria; University Gallery, 350 W. 21st St.

Author/Artist Bio

Paul Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in NYC. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, Raygun, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, and a host of other periodicals. He is a co-publisher along with the legendary African American downtown poet Steve Canon of the magazine A Gathering of the Tribes, a periodical dedicated to new works by writers from a multi-cultural context, and was also the first editor-at-large of the cutting-edge digital media magazine Artbyte: The Magazine of Digital Culture. His work as an artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial, The Venice Biennial for Architecture (year 2000), the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, Kunsthalle, Vienna, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and a host of other museums and galleries. Miller is most well known under the moniker of his "constructed persona" as DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, a character from his upcoming novel, FIow My Blood the DJ Said that uses a wide variety of digitally created music as a form of postmodern sculpture. His upcoming book, Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on sound art and multi-media, will be out in 2003 on Routledge Press. His most recent albums are Optometry, a jazz project featuring Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe McPhee, Carl Hancock Rux, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and High Priest from Anti-Pop Consortium, and Modern Mantra, a mix CD of the Instinct/Shadow Records catalog.


Miller presented/performed on Wednesday, October 3, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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