MoMA PS1 has devoted three of its weekly "Sunday Sessions" programs spotlighting live art to radical discussion of the intersection of electronic music, gender, and technology. The three-part series called "Between 0 and 1: Remixing Gender, Technology, and Music" brings together some of electronic music's most iconic and influential artists to discuss how gender fluidity and the changing technological landscape inform their work and their lives.
Last Sunday, February 19, in a discussion moderated by DJ and artist Juliana Huxtable, DJ Sprinkles and Honey Dijon shared how society's changing attitude toward gender and queerness influences music, and the role that music and the club scene played in their conception of the self.
"House music for me was never just about tracks," said Honey Dijon. "It was really about creating something that was too black, too queer, and too gay, and saying fuck you, we're gonna take this shit, make it our own, and we created a worldwide movement out of something that people said was shit."
Discussing everything from hetero-hegemony to the pitfalls of the "Born This Way" movement, Honey Dijon and Thaemlitz brought nuanced perspective to trans issues that too often dominate headlines in just a one or two-tone note in response to the whims of our political leaders.
You can watch the whole conversation above courtesy of MoMA PS1, and catch Part 3 of "Between 0 and 1" on Sunday, February 26.