A conversation with RC Miller:
SP: Describe yourself and your artistic work (photography, poetry, etc) generally in 20 words or less.
RCM: There’s blackness then glued sky. Cash and buns. Repetitious inscriptions that sometimes bite a single animal. Fashionably explicit gushers.
SP: Now describe yourself and your work specifically in 10 words or less.
RCM: Sex-obsessed narcissist consumes and skillfully regurgitates the inevitability of oblivion.
SP: How is taking/making a picture like writing a poem?
RCM: Both require their creator to think and act nondualistically. Both have everything to do with orgasms.
SP: You’ve got a chapbook coming out later this summer from Calliope Nerve Media. That’s awesome. Tell us about it.
RCM: Thank you. It’s called ‘Gore’ and encompasses a series of weirdly tight poems about an addiction to imagining my own cycles of deaths and rebirths.
SP: Alright, we have to bring it up. Talk about living in New Jersey. In 5 sentences or less.
RCM: Great record stores. Shitty drivers. Cleaner air and more trees than NYC. High potential for supernatural experiences. Generally confounding.
SP: On to the good stuff. When you filed your taxes earlier this year, what did you claim as your biggest deduction?
RCM: Unemployment benefits.
SP: Which do prefer? The dentist’s office or the doctor’s office? And why?
RCM: I’m lucky enough to be the patient of a dentist whose dental assistant is a sexy young Ukrainian woman that occasionally drips her iris-scented cleavage sweat on me while sucking saliva from my gums. So yeah, pro-dentite.
SP: What’s your favorite routine thing that you’re most often forgetting to do?
RCM: Smoke cigarettes.
SP: Talk about your artistic process. How do you know a piece is going to happen?
RCM: I have no specific process other than walking or staring aimlessly and allowing ideas to emerge or images to present themselves. A potent combination of God and my balls dictates when to enhance or kill them.
SP: Describe your overall artistic philosophy in 15 words or less.
RCM: I’m a slave to capitalism too.