[Subv] Performance Artist Tim Miller on KUCI (fwd)
- Irvine -- Kicking off the first show of the real millennium, Tim Miller
will chat on KUCI about his performance art work, the Glory Box.
Miller, a native of Orange County, will be interviewed on Subversity, a
KUCI public affairs program, on Wednesday, January 3, 2001, from 5-6 p.m.
on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif. The show is Web-cast
simultaneously via http://kuci.org
Miller, openly gay, is one of the NEA 4 plaintiffs who successfully sued
the arts agency over censorship of their artistic work. The case reached
the U.S. Supreme Court. He appears this weekend in Santa Ana (see below)
peforming Glory Box, about his struggle to get his immigrant lover's stay
Miller is the author of Shirts & Skins, an autobiography published by
A video of his work is also available at UCI Main Library: Tim Miller
(Loisada Arts, 1997). MRC Call No. NX512.M55 T56 1997
Tim Miller: Loud and Queer
Review in OC Weekly:
TIM MILLER PERFORMS GLORY BOX IN SANTA ANA JAN 5-6 @RUDE GUERILLA THEATER
Performance Artist Tim Miller Performs "Glory Box"
January 5 and 6, 2001
On January 5 and 6, 2001, Rude Guerrilla Theater Company is proud to be
hosting "Glory Box" by internationally-acclaimed performance artist Tim
Miller. Taking its name from the Australian term for hope chest, "Glory Box"
is a funny, sexy, and politically charged exploration of same-sex marriage
and the struggle for immigration rights for lesbian and gay bi-national
couples. The piece recounts the trials Miller has been forced to undergo in
trying to keep his Australian partner in the United States. "Glory Box"
careens from Miller's hilarious grade school playground battles over wanting
to marry another boy to the bittersweet adult challenges of relationships,
climaxing in a harrowing nightmare of his lover being torn from him at an
This limited engagement opens Friday, January 5 at The Empire Theater,
200 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA. 92701. Playing for two nights only, Friday,
January 5 and Saturday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m., ticket prices for the two
performances are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors.
Michael Feingold in The Village Voice wrote of "Glory Box," "The
subject--immigration rights for same-sex partners--is a thorny one and arcane
to most Americans, but Miller has a gift for letting one topic open
surprising doors into a multitude of others; his works are as canny and
complex as they are charming."
"I want the piece to conjure for the audience a new glory box," says
Miller. "A new kind of hope chest, that can be an alternative site for the
placing of memories, hopes, and dreams of gay people's extraordinary
potential for love."
Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's art is dedicated to trying
to make sense of sex, life, and love in a tumultuous world. He has tackled
this challenge most recently in pieces such as "Naked Breath" (1994),
"Fruit Cocktail" (1996), and "Shirts & Skin" (1997, based on his
autobiographical book of the same name). Until February 2000, Miller was
artistic director and California Arts Council artist-in-residence at
Highways in Santa Monica, and gained notoriety as one of the "NEA Four"
artists whose National Endowment for the Arts grants were rescinded in
The four sued the agency and ultimately won reinstatements of their
grants plus punitive damages. Although the United States Supreme Court
decided in 1998 to overturn part of Miller's case and ruled that "standards
of decency" can be constitutional criteria for federal funding of the arts,
Miller has vowed "to continue fighting for freedom of expression for voices
Daniel C. Tsang
Host, Subversity, now Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.
Host, Alternative News, now Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
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selected shows available as RealAudio files
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