1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels (Living Out: by Tim Miller

By Tim Miller

This article brings jointly the private, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave in the course of the author's paintings from its beginnings and defines his position as a latest artist, activist, and homosexual guy.

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On Monday. I love Mondays. That’s the day I was born. So I took off my shirt and then painted my name on my chest in black Rustoleum and lean and throw my head over as far as I can go and oh oh oh one nice moment there on one leg arms back back somewhere behind my head. You could buy a whole house for fourteen thousand dollars. They even came with one tree in the front yard. I have dreams about lawnmowers. Mowing the front and back yard. Mowing the neighbor’s yard. Mowing across this big nation.

This previously unpublished essay from the autumn of 1981 recounts elements of Tim Miller’s first year of performances. It was intended as a free-form illustrated lecture, with photos by Kirk Winslow. Tim’s lawnmower dance was incorporated in Postwar (1982), along with the Miller family history and the theme of the atom bomb. The motif of body spray-painting would reappear in Live Boys and Buddy Systems. The essay’s final paragraph enunciates a major theme, the fear of sudden annihilation from above, which is found in various political, theological, and sociological forms throughout Miller’s works.

This previously unpublished essay from the autumn of 1981 recounts elements of Tim Miller’s first year of performances. It was intended as a free-form illustrated lecture, with photos by Kirk Winslow. Tim’s lawnmower dance was incorporated in Postwar (1982), along with the Miller family history and the theme of the atom bomb. The motif of body spray-painting would reappear in Live Boys and Buddy Systems. The essay’s final paragraph enunciates a major theme, the fear of sudden annihilation from above, which is found in various political, theological, and sociological forms throughout Miller’s works.

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