By Tim Miller
For 1 / 4 century, Tim Miller has labored on the intersection of functionality, politics, and id, utilizing his own reviews to create interesting yet pointed explorations of existence as a homosexual American man—from the perils and joys of intercourse and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and creative censorship. This intimate autobiographical university of Miller's expert and private existence unearths one of many celebrated creators of a very important modern artwork shape and a tireless recommend for the yankee dream of political equality for all citizens.
Here now we have the main entire Miller yet—a raucous choice of his functionality scripts, essays, interviews, magazine entries, and pictures, in addition to his latest level piece Us. This quantity brings jointly the private, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave via his paintings from its beginnings and finally outline Miller's position as a modern artist, activist, and homosexual guy.
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I just wanted to get from one side to the other. . 14 Floor It! This lighthearted piece was performed at a 1986 benefit for a new floor at PS 122—the need for the floor deriving partly from Tim Miller’s creative act of amateur arson described here. ” conveys the heady early days at the performance venue founded by Miller and three colleagues. Written in the headlong lowercase style he affected in many early writings, its hectic pace anticipates humorous passages in his later performance works.
What do you want? : Let’s see . . quarter-pound of white herring. Cup of yogurt. And two bialys. : Good morning gentlemen, how are you? Ah, you have pennies for me, I love you. ANYTHING ELSE? : And he rammed it into me. : Anything else?
Democracy in America also generated two complementary works: a twenty-minute video (featuring clips from the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) and a short book written in collaboration with McAdams. The Democracy in America book interplays “stories” by Miller with McAdams’s photos on facing pages. Except for the gay rights demonstration and the Miller family’s wishing well, the texts do not comment directly on the photographs but, rather, share with them the theme of looking for America. Miller’s stories, of which fourteen are printed here, show how the project was grounded in direct observation and the personal history of Miller and his family.
1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels by Tim Miller