First Fridays: Pride Online 2021
Join us for a celebration of LGBTQIA+ history and culture with a Pride-themed edition of First Fridays Online, featuring special presentations by interdisciplinary artist and musician Colin Self (RVNG Intl), Oakland-based DJ and producer Bored Lord, Venezuelan-American producer, musician, and activist Slic, and a selection of Miami’s best drag performers.
About Colin Self
Colin Self (b. 1987, Portland, Oregon; lives and works in Berlin and Brooklyn) is a composer, choreographer, and performance artist. Self often works in and with interdisciplinary collectives, using the voice, the body, and digital technologies to explore gender, communication, our relationships to the biological and the technological, the potential for social transformation, and the spaces between and across binaries and boundaries. The processes of building community, kinship, and care are central themes to much of Self’s work: they has been one-fifth of the drag collective Chez Deep since 2012; they has performed as part of an electronic music trio with Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst since 2014; they organized the alternative vocal workshop Xhoir since 2014; and they co-wrote and performed in the experimental opera The Fool with artist Raúl de Nieves in 2017. Self released their debut album, Elation, in 2015; followed by Siblings in 2018, and the Orphans EP in 2019 on RVNG Intl.
Slic is a Venezuelan-American producer, musician, and activist. In an era where queer musics are increasingly digital and club-centric, Slic’s debut EP, Toygirl, harkens back to 90’s alt-rock and synthpop as much as it looks to the future. Their live instrumentation melds seamlessly with percussive, heavily affected digital productions.