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[Subv] Performance Artist Tim Miller on KUCI (fwd)

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  • Dan Tsang
    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
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      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
      Alyson (1997).

      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:

      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
      international airport.
      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
      of diversity."

      Daniel C. Tsang
      Host, Subversity, now Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.
      Host, Alternative News, now Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
      KUCI, 88.9 FM and Web-cast live
      selected shows available as RealAudio files
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