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Jeepneys + White Boy Scream

  • Unexpected 734 West Polk Street Phoenix, AZ, 85007 United States (map)

PRESENTING: jeepneys (LA) + White Boy Scream (LA) in the Unexpected lounge! 

FOLLOWING the FRIDAY evening performance of Me, My Quantified Self, and I (7pm sharp) produced by Jessica Rajko.

ABOUT JEEPNEYS: Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) is an artist working in music, video, dance, and performance. Named after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, her work investigates the complexities of postcolonial identity and encompasses a multitude of experience of time, space, and self. Whether it is experimental opera or multimedia installation, Jeepneys’ work is an otherworldly spectacle that explores science fiction motifs where future and ancient ideas collide. She is invested as much in sacred concepts as she is interested in technological speculation. Her trademark hand-painted bodysuits are re-indigenized alien skin, referencing the pre-colonial tattooing practices of Pacific Ocean Peoples. With synthesized sounds, intuitive movement, and inter-dimensional imagery, Jeepneys creates new mythological landscapes.

She is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose members are Black, brown, and indigenous women creating work about contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere. Jeepneys has exhibited at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), The Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents, the NY Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), ALOUD for the Los Angeles Public Library, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Machine Project and Human Resources. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Yaddo, SOMArts Cultural Center, and Echo Park Film Center. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

ABOUT WHITE BOY SCREAM: Soprano and sound artist Micaela Tobin specializes in contemporary voice, recently performing with the acclaimed Los Angeles-based experimental opera company The Industry in their groundbreaking production of Hopscotch—a mobile opera for 24 cars (dir. Yuval Sharon). The recent premiere of her original experimental opera, Unseal Unseam, received a five-star review at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Summer of 2016.

As a sound artist, Micaela writes and performs her own experimental music under the moniker, “White Boy Scream,” in which she dissects her operatic style of singing through the use of electronic effects pedals. She was recently invited to perform her music at the New Music Encounters Plus International Music Festival in Brno, Czech Republic and is currently preparing to release her next album through Crystalline Morphologies in the summer of 2017.

Micaela has toured internationally as a collaborative performer withe the experimental opera, Dada Divas (comp. Jacqueline Bobak), and with the Canadian new music ensemble, Exo-Endo (comp. Andrea Young). She is also one of the founding members of Ilk, the Los Angeles-based experimental voice group.

Micaela recently completed her MFA in VoiceArts at the California Institute of the Arts. She received her BA in Music with a concentration in Voice Performance from the UCLA Herb Albert School of Music in 2010.

Earlier Event: January 6
Time/Shores
Later Event: February 24
Slow Time in the Anthropocene