100 Colorado Creatives: Adam Milner
Adam Milner, "Torsos," archive of profile pictures from iPhone social media apps, 2012-2013 (ongoing).
#57: Adam Milner
Part of a pack of bright young artists calling Denver home, Adam Milner is a visual documentarian with literary roots. A graduate of both journalism and art school at the University of Colorado, he won't be pinned down by any medium as he explores his own traversal through life in video, photographs, drawings and installations. True to his interest in blurring the boundaries between personal and public art spaces, Milner also offers what he calls Bedroom Residencies: open invitations to artists to produce work in his bedroom for week-long periods.
His work can be seen now in the Biennial exhibit First Draft at the McNichols Building. In September, Milner's introspective journey will arrive at Emmanuel Gallery in Wave so I know you're real, a solo exhibition serving as a multimedia journal made public. In advance of that, we asked him to answer our 100CC questionnaire; read on for his replies.
Adam Milner, "Thirteen Dances For People I Miss," (video still), 2013.
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Adam Milner: This is tough question, but I think it would be incredible to work on a project with a writer I admire. The first who come to mind are Kathy Acker, Jorge Luis Borges or Jacques Derrida. They're so different from one another that maybe I could create a book with each of them. I'm sure Derrida and I would have some good fodder with our mutual preoccupations with the postcard.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
I'm really interested in this stranger I had dinner with the other day who was obsessed with Singularitarianism. We talked for hours about technology and cyborgs and utopias and population growth and humans and alternate realities and artificial offspring and all of that. I'd like to collaborate on a project, but now my calls aren't being returned. Are you out there?
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