Sam Irvine in a performance project with Tim Miller at Ohio Wesleyan University
Presented as part of NEA 4 in Residence.
Tim Miller and collaborators invite you to attend the world premiere of an ensemble-devised performance at the New Museum. As the culminating event in a weeklong residency conducted by Miller, the ensemble takes the site of the museum as a platform for navigating the treacherous gap between self-representation and the viewer’s gaze while seeking ways to confront the audience with a renewed self-awareness of their power to subjugate the meaning of any and all performative gestures.
Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Miller’s performance works have been presented all over the world at venues such as Yale Repertory Theatre, London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Walker Art Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books Shirts & Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds, an anthology of his performances and essays, which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama/Theater. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU, and the Claremont School of Theology. He is a cofounder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.