What to do in Oklahoma on April 15, 2019: See psychedelic art-pop duo Princess at 21c Museum Hotel OKC
Today's featured event:
Psychedelic art-pop duo Princess will perform at 7 tonight at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, 900 W Main Street.
Princess will perform a live narrative of their video album “Out There,” which explores the role men ought to play during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The video’s science fiction narrative explores the power of the Divine Feminine through collaborations with JD Samson, visual artist Jennifer Meridian, and the band TEEN. The duo will perform the music alongside the projection of the video, according to a news release.
“Out There” (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) references the original power of MTV and builds on the long legacy of concept albums like “Ziggy Stardust” and “Deltron 3030.”
Princess is a performance art duo, a collaboration between Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill that uses music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice. Princess explores queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Princess was formed in 2004 in the Chicago DIY Performance space Texas Ballroom. The duo released a self-titled LP and performed until 2006, when they went on to pursue other paths, reuniting for this project in 2017.
Gideon has performed and exhibited throughout the world, including at Moderna Museet Stockholm, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Vdrome, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Time Zones Festival Italia. He has toured internationally and opened for Dan Deacon and tUnE-yArDs.
O’Neill has collaborated with JD Samson of Le Tigre and, with her, formed the acclaimed art/performance band MEN. MEN toured extensively around the world including festival appearances at Coachella (USA) and Sidney Mardi Gras (AUS), at museums such as SF MoMA (USA) and Museo Rufino Tamayo (MX), and with Gossip, Peaches and CSS. Michael has also performed in a long list of queer and indie-pop bands including The Ladybug Transistor, Air Waves, The Ballet and The Aislers Set.
Princess will be performing at several 21c locations this spring. For more information on tonight’s OKC performance, go to www.21cmuseumhotels.com/oklahomacity/event/princess-at-21c.
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