out there | princess
october 16th - 7 PM TO 10 PM
By popular demand, performance art-pop psychedelic duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will launch a second tour of performances in support of the audio visual release of their sci-fi feminist rock opera Out There. Their recent 40-city museum tour included sold out events at the Andy Warhol Museum, New Museum, DePaul Art Museum and many others.
Out There (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. It explores toxic masculinity and the role men ought to be playing 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. Princess is a performance art duo that explores queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill are platonic soul mates, unified in their bond of not quite fitting in, who have been creating conceptual performances since 1999.
Princess has performed at the Andy Warhol Museum, The Bass, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MCA San Diego, MIT List Visual Arts Center, MOCA Cleveland, New Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts and many other institutions.