10 Big Ideas From DJ Spooky’s ‘The Book of Ice’
Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, marries landscape and sound in a unique and deeply creative engagement with Antarctica.
It is difficult not to be inspired by Paul Miller’s book (aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid), which was commissioned by Brooklyn’s Music Academy for their annual Next Wave Festival. The Book of Ice is a deeply engaging visual and textual expression of Antarctica’s existence and its current crisis. It takes into consideration the land’s history, hip hop, DJ culture, art movements, composers, advertising, literature on exploration in the Antarctic, and a slew of other cultural phenomena.
The book provides a keen reflection of climate change and delves into Paul Miller’s thought process. Less typical is Paul Miller’s creative strategies and how he addresses Antarctica’s spirit via propaganda posters, vintage photography, a multimedia performance, and interviews, some of which are displayed below.