July 28, 2019
Ever Present: Colin Self, Mandy Kahn, Ben Babbitt
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
For this Sunday event, New York and Berlin-based composer and artist Colin Self—known for combining voice, body, and digital technologies to explore gender, communication, and our relationships to the biological and the technological—performs on the Tram Arrival Plaza.
New York and Berlin-based composer and artist Colin Self is known for his collaborations with musical futurist Holly Herndon.His recent album Siblings, released by RVNG, is the sixth and final part of The Elation Series, a sci-fi opera encompassing, performance, music, sculpture, and video that he has been developing since 2011. Self composes musical environments for expanding consciousness, while troubling binaries and boundaries of perception and communication. His work engages communities across disciplines and practices, using voices, bodies, and computers as tools to explore gender, communication, and our relationships to the biological and the technological. Self attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bard College, and has presented work at The Kitchen and MoMA PS1 in New York, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and the Hammer Museum in L.A., among many others.
Photos by Agnes Bolt.