March 19, 7-9pm
Out There is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. The science fiction narrative piece is Beyonce’s "Lemonade" meets “Hamilton” meets Kraftwerk.
The Spirit Room will provide a cash bar with select cocktails and host an after party following the performance at RoCo.
The project explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The power of the Divine Feminine is explored through collaborations with JD Samson, visual artist Jennifer Meridian, and the band TEEN.
Each episode stands alone and moves the narrative forward to conclusion. Out There reclaims the original power of MTV by building on the long legacy of concept albums like Ziggy Stardust and Deltron 3030. Watch the trailer here.
Mystical Videos by Alexis Gideon will be exhibited at RoCo April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019.
About the Band
Princess, Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill, is an art pop psychedelic duo that uses music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice that often explores issues of 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.
Gideon’s fine art career includes exhibitions at Moderna Museet (Stockholm) and a joint program with William Kentridge at New Museum. He has performed at museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga. 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 support tours with the Gossip and Peaches.