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Nicole Miller: A Sound, a Signal, the Circus

Saturday, July 2 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More dates through July 25, 2022

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 63112

Known for her evocative videos and multimedia installations, California-based artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller frequently addresses themes such as race, translation, and the politics of representation. At the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, she is creating a major new commissioned project that explores and expands an understanding of synesthesia as it relates to the Black experience in the United States through an intricate choreography of sound, moving image, and laser-light animation. Titled "A Sound, a Signal, the Circus," this immersive installation engages with the sonic, the somatic, and aspects of spectacle to enact what the artist describes as a kind of “ecstatic translation.”

"Nicole Miller: A Sound, a Signal, the Circus" is organized for the Kemper Art Museum by Meredith Malone, curator. The work is produced in collaboration with Zak Forrest, laserist and cinematographer; John Somers, composer, sound design, and mixing; and M. Issac Ennis, piano performance.

The Kemper Art Museum is free and open to the public Monday, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm; closed Tuesdays.

Event Type



Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Ida McCall | ida.mccall@wustl.edu

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