The Bible Cycle
May 13 – June 6, 2000
In May of 2000, 911 Media arts Center presented The Bible Cycle a site-specific sculptural installation by artist Brad Miller. The installation hung in three of 911’s storefront windows; the bindings of three books were cut off and their loose pages hung on large circular armatures. The books were The Bible, an issue of TV Guide, and the Starr Report.
This project considers 911’s role in media education and creative alternatives to mainstream media. The Bible Cycle addressed how the media champions and as a result sanctifies certain issues. As many have observed, the medium is the message. Putting something in print and repeating it in the media lends veracity and importance to any subject.
Miller described his installations collectively as “spatial puzzles”. He creates art by discovering unconventional uses and interactions between common tools or objects and creates unexpected relationships between them.
Brad Miller received his B.F.A. in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego, and exhibits his work in California and Washington. He was a runner-up at the American Film Institute’s 10th Annual Visions of U.S. Video competition. In 1998 he exhibited two installations at Tacoma Art Commission’s Commencement Art Gallery, and has an upcoming exhibition this Summer at King County Arts Commission Gallery in Seattle.