Rebirth of a Nation
Special Screening – October 19 at Texas Theatre
REBIRTH OF A NATION
Director: DW Griffith
Reinterpretation: DJ Spooky
Score performance: SYZYGY Quartet
Presented by Video Association of Dallas, Ignite Arts Dallas/SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Make Art with Purpose (MAP).
After more than 100 years after the release of D. W. Griffith’s epic THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915), performance artist and musician Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, has applied a “DJ mix” to one of the most revered and reviled films ever made. Miller’s reading of the overt racism depicted in a Reconstruction-era South hurtles Griffith’s images into the 21st Century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations.
SYZYGY is the name of the Meadows New Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. Lane Harder. It performs the music of living composers, creating high-quality encounters with new music that are innovative, engaging, and relevant to a diverse audience.