1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels [NOOK Book]

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    For a quarter century, Tim Miller has worked at the intersection of performance, politics, and identity, using his personal experiences to create entertaining but pointed explorations of life as a gay American man—from the perils and joys of sex and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and artistic censorship. This intimate autobiographical collage of Miller's professional and personal life reveals one of the celebrated creators of a crucial contemporary art form and a tireless advocate for the
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Overview

    For a quarter century, Tim Miller has worked at the intersection of performance, politics, and identity, using his personal experiences to create entertaining but pointed explorations of life as a gay American man—from the perils and joys of sex and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and artistic censorship. This intimate autobiographical collage of Miller's professional and personal life reveals one of the celebrated creators of a crucial contemporary art form and a tireless advocate for the American dream of political equality for all citizens.
    Here we have the most complete Miller yet—a raucous collection of his performance scripts, essays, interviews, journal entries, and photographs, as well as his most recent stage piece Us. This volume brings together the personal, communal, and national political strands that interweave through his work from its beginnings and ultimately define Miller's place as a contemporary artist, activist, and gay man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299216931
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Series: Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

    Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed performance artist and gay rights activist. He is the author of the books Body Blows and Shirts & Skin and his performance texts have appeared in the play collections O Solo Homo and Sharing the Delirium. He teaches performance at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater and is cofounder of Performance Space 122 in New York City and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.
    Glen Johnson is professor of English and media studies at the Catholic University of America.
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Table of Contents


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Contents
Editor's Introduction, Glen Johnson 000
Prologue
Memory and Facing the Future 000
Part 1: New York Years
Performance N.Y.C. 000
Floor It! 000
Stories from Democracy in America 000
Live Boys, Tim Miller and John Bernd 000
Buddy Systems: Two Excerpts, Tim Miller with Douglas Sadownick 000
Liebestod on Hollywood Boulevard 000
Dogfight 000
Coda: John in the dream realm 000
Part 2: Activism
Professional Autobiography, 1990 000
ACT UP 000
Civil Disobedience Weekend 000
"The artist becomes really woven into the community as a worker": Interview with Linda Frye Burnham 000
AIDS Test 000
Coda: A circle headed towards the future 000
Part 3: Culture War
The NEA Four Case 000
Artist's Statement 000
An Artist's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1990 000
Excerpts from Tim Miller's Deposition in the NEA Four Lawsuit 000
Two Supreme Court Reports, 1998 000
Oral argument: Tim Miller's Supreme Court report 000
The decision: A Supreme drag 000
An Anarchic, Subversive, Erotic Soul: Interview with Steven Durland 000
The Battle of Chattanooga 000
Coda: Notorious me 000
Part 4: The Teacher
Embodied Pedagogy 000
Suck, Spit, Chew, Swallow: A Performative Exploration of Men's Bodies 000
Jesus and the Queer Performance Artist 000
Coda: The maw of Hollywood 000
Part 5: Us
Oklahomo! 000
Carnal Garage, Tim Miller and Alistair McCartney 000
Tokyo Tim 000
Us 000
Making Us: An Interview with John S. Gentile 000
Epilogue
1001 Beds 000
Acknowledgments 000
Bibliography 000
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