The Book of Ice
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Internationally renowned composer, multimedia artist and writer Paul D Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid will give a talk about a project which uses innovative new ways to explore the planet’s remotest continent, Antarctica.

Paul is based in New York and his works aim to immerse audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Recently, he has completed a number of projects focused on Antarctica and among them is The Book of Ice, which will form the focus of this free public talk.  

The Book of Ice is part of a wider and ongoing multidisciplinary study, which draws on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavours, and which saw Paul named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers in 2014.

During his career to date, Paul has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D, and Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and Seoul Counterpoint, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea in 2014.

His work has appeared in the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Kunsthalle in Vienna, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries, while he has also held residencies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the University of New South Wales in Australia.

All are welcome to this talk. For more details, email

News release: Artist brings blend of innovative Antarctic artworks to Plymouth (18 May)

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