A colleague just reminded me that Atlanta College of Art and Design is sponsoring DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation, a performance by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. The perforamce is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2005, at 8:00 pm in the Atlanta Symphony Hall. General Admission Tickets are $15 or $10 with a valid student I.D.
Rebirth is a “remix” of DW Griffith’s notorious 1915 film, Birth of a Nation. In his essay about the film, DJ Spooky comments that “By remixing the film along the lines of dj culture, I hoped to create a counter-narrative, one where the story implodes on itself, one where new stories arise out the ashes of that explosion.” I’ve only seen segments of the Griffith original, but I’ll be interested to see how DJ Spooky remixes it. It looks like general admission seating, so if anyone is interested in going let me know (in the comments or by email).