By Tim Miller
For 1 / 4 century, Tim Miller has labored on the intersection of functionality, politics, and identification, utilizing his own reviews to create unique yet pointed explorations of existence as a homosexual American man—from the perils and joys of intercourse and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and creative censorship. This intimate autobiographical college of Miller's specialist and private existence finds one of many celebrated creators of a vital modern artwork shape and a tireless suggest for the yankee dream of political equality for all citizens.
Here we now have the main whole Miller yet—a raucous selection of his functionality scripts, essays, interviews, magazine entries, and images, in addition to his newest level piece Us. This quantity brings jointly the non-public, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave via his paintings from its beginnings and eventually outline Miller's position as a latest artist, activist, and homosexual guy.
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Which is no big deal. Which is nothing strange. Which is something you leave behind. With a pinch to grow on. When I ﬁrst moved to New York City I found a big American ﬂag in the garage on Canal Street. It was all torn up and it made me kind of sad cause it was so screwed up. I took it home and washed it and hung it on my wall wherever I was living just to keep things in mind. I would look at that ﬂag and really want to ﬁx it up. Sew the stripes back together. The red. The white. The blue. Some people thought I was crazy having this fucked up ﬂag over my bed.
It isn’t unreasonable to just want a little order in your life. But sometimes that’s too much to ask for and you just have to sweep everything into a pile and forget about things making sense or ﬁtting together. Maybe this is where faith or something comes in. Or maybe you just get your brains blown out by a big gun. . You’ve got to be very careful. You’ve got to be very careful where you step. Or else something awful is gonna happen. I have this dream where I’m walking thru the desert kind of like the Twilight Zone.
Or when I went out with my honey on Saturday night—that’s when I felt most like a normal person. If I got a dog I would feel almost completely like a normal person. I wonder if this isn’t really stupid though. Does everybody want to be a normal person? Maybe it’s foolish to even think that the world can be divided into the normal and the un- or the ab-. That me doing what I do is any more or less normal than that person doing what he/she does? Maybe I should move away from New York City. That sounds pretty normal.
1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels by Tim Miller