Miller's "To the Stars" is an immersive exploration of identity, voice, pain, and possibility. Commissioned by SFMOMA and designed for the museum's Wattis Theater, this new work combines video and sound elements with a dynamic laser-light display. To create the work, Miller filmed rehearsals + interviews with prominent African American figures in the arts + sciences as well as youth in local schools. Nov. 12 + 17, Dec. 8 at 11 am and 2 pm. Free.
Conceptual artist Nicole Miller’s new work incorporates video and sound, while exploring issues of identity, pain and notions of voice and personal potential. Commissioned for SFMOMA’s stunning art deco theater, the film, overlaid with synthesizer-generated laser animation, weaves together interviews, performances and rehearsals featuring local students, choreographer Alonzo King, opera star J’Nai Bridges, the stray violinist and a female NASA astronaut.