Free and open to the public
Join us for May’s First Friday featuring art-pop psychedelic duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) performing the Midcoast Premiere of their live narrative video album Out There.
Out There (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. It explores 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. Out There references the original power of MTV and builds on the long legacy of concept albums like Ziggy Stardust and Deltron 3030. Gideon and O’Neill perform the music alongside the projection of the video.
The World Premiere of Princess’s Out There will take place this spring at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, followed by a national tour to other art institutions including: New Museum, NYC; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; MOCA Cleveland; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NB; Alabama Contemporary Art Center; Rochester Contemporary Art Center; Sarasota Museum of Art; Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC, and others.
Alexis Gideon has performed and exhibited throughout the world, including at Moderna Museet Stokholm, 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.
Michael 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.