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DJ Spooky at the Met

Thursday, October 25, 2012

DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), DJ, conceptual artist, and the editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, talks about being artist-in-residence at and "reframing" the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Event: Catch Madame Freedom Screening with Live Re-Score tomorrow night, Oct. 26 at 7PM at the Met or via live-streaming.

Guests:

Paul Miller, a.k.a DJ Spooky

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Comments [11]

pliny from soho

What Nick from UWS said

Oct. 25 2012 01:24 PM
Nick from UWS

It's not enough to be Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gogh, Vermeer. You have to have "DJ Spooky" represent you before anyone is interested.

Oct. 25 2012 12:09 PM

French lacks a word for 'shallow,' so they have to say 'un-deep.' This is, like, undeep, man.

Oct. 25 2012 12:03 PM
Nick from UWS

So some of the greatest artists in history worked in extreme poverty, some died in complete obscurity, experienced untold suffering, worked at their craft with a discipline unknown today, finally to be "reframed" and represented to the world by a personage called "DJ Spooky", a grown man carrying a name appropriate for a 14 year old, who's contributions to the world, let's face it, have not exactly been commensurate with the magnitude of this task, as if this task was even necessary.

Oct. 25 2012 12:03 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Will john from the office ever utter an intelligent thing about race?

Oct. 25 2012 12:02 PM
Ron Fletcher

Gee! what an optimist. You have to be really uninformed to be such an optimist. Thanks for nothing brian!

Oct. 25 2012 11:59 AM
art525 from Park Slope

OK maybe it's just me but it feels like pandering to a mass audience. And as far as museums being "top down" well I go to the Met to see the best of the best. DJ Spooky says that these great wokrs of art are "status objects" owned by rich people. The fact is that while these are coveted objects it is because they represent what are is at it's finest and The Met exposes that work to us outside the world of consumerism. Anyone can go and anyone can enjoy them and anyone can be uplifted by them. It's too bad that the museum feels the need to engage in trendy efforts to bring people in to the museum. I have been offended by going to first Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum which turn a great institution into a dance club with partying, loud music and free flowing drinking where the decoration is provided by Degas, Rembrandt and Matisse. I see that the museum is rethinking the policy. The objective was just to get people through the door and get their numbers. But apprently it has gotten out of hand. I hipe The Met learns the lesson from them.

Oct. 25 2012 11:58 AM
john from office

Why do intelligent African Americans have to have a handle, instead of using their names??. The guest sounds very smart, why the handle??

Same for many other authors and music people. It is weird.

Oct. 25 2012 11:57 AM

Brian - you forgot Bhutan had a happiness commission? You had an awesome segment on this in April! - http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/apr/03/why-bhutan-takes-happiness-so-seriously/

Oct. 25 2012 11:56 AM
Nick from UWS

While Mr Miller sounds like a very personable and intelligent guy, I really think that a man briefed with representing one of the world's greatest museums and cultural institutions, a repository of some of the greatest art made by humans throughout history, should go by a name more adult and with more dignity than "D J Spooky". I mean, for Christ's sake, does everything have to be dumbed down today to the most infantile street level possible? Does everything have to be a cartoon made for 15 year olds?

Oct. 25 2012 11:54 AM
jonn K. from nj

Hey! DJ Spooky APP, when will there be an Android app???

Oct. 25 2012 11:52 AM

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