Fusebox Festival 2019 Hub
- when: Wed 17, Thurs 18, Fri 19, Sat 20 @ 9:00 - Late, April 2019
- where: Fusebox Festival Hub > 1300 East 5th Street
This is a free event. Reservations not required.
Every day of our festival, our programming roams across our city inviting audiences to explore an interconnected map of unique live experiences. Starting at 9:00 PM each night, the movement and energy of the festival becomes concentrated in one place: our hub. Think of the Fusebox Festival Hub as the magma center of the festival, the molten form of our transitory five-day landscape that burns brightly against the night sky.
Each night our hub features a blazing line-up of performances and culinary delights, and is the perfect way for festival-goers to cap off the day. The hub operates on the gravitational forces of encounter — meet up with friends, make new friends, connect with the artists, dance, witness mind-melting performances, enjoy delicious drinks at the bar and mouth-watering treats from local food trucks, share show feels, converse, or just chill outside in our festival beer garden.
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION / Wednesday April 17, 2019
8:30PM – 12:00AM
Golden Dawn Arkestra’s DJ Set with Live Accompaniment
Receive aural blessings from intergalactic space-and-time travellers Golden Dawn Arkestra, whose visually sumptuous musical performances transport you to dimensions far and beyond. Topaz of Golden Dawn will DJ you into a transcendent state, with live accompaniment from other Arkestral deities.
The Color Condition’s Sadie Hawkins Dance
Some of you might remember attending a Sadie Hawkins dance at school where the girls asked the guys to dance. But even flipped on its head, the gender binary is still an oppressive force. The Dallas/Austin-based textile artists The Color Condition are throwing gendered traditions out the window, and asking everyone and anyone to take part in their version of the Sadie Hawkins. Pick up a custom-designed costume filled with color, and let it be your partner in a new form of dance.
Night 2: AURAL VISUAL LIBATIONS / Thursday April 18, 2019
Doors at 9:00PM
Spencer Stephenson, AKA Botany, is an Austin-based musician and producer who grafts different sounds and loops, stemming from a variety of sources, to form a musical collage that is both spiritual and psychedelic.
The Octopus Project – Loom II
As their name suggests, The Octopus Project are multi-instrumentalists and multi-talented. Each member performs autonomously, but their incredible knack for blending sound make them like the arms of a larger, integrated musical organism. Combining art installation and spatialized, multi-channel sound, their performance (created specifically for the Fusebox hub) is an immersive experience in which they are at the center and their sounds act like tentacles, stretching outwards to envelop the audience.
Night 3: Puddin’s Student Government / Friday April 19, 2019
Doors at 9:00PM
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Is the news getting you down? Is your feed making you hungry? MoHA Presents: the rollicking and participatory art event Puddin’s Student Government featuring performances by Angela Goh, Kuniklo, and other special guests. It’s medicine for our current psychic state.
Angela Goh’s Body Loss
As early as Odysseus tying himself to the mast to ward of the danger of the sirens, women’s voices have been associated with the enchantment, danger, and ruin of men. Australian dance artist Angela Goh’s Body Loss explores this cultural fear of the woman’s voice that denies female agency and embodiment. Accompanied by captivating sound and light, Goh re-arranges the performance space and the audience’s viewing, climbing, scaling, testing the limits of its architecture, as she reclaims that enchantment and that danger, asserting her body and her voice.
Late Night Fun:
Kuniklo’s SEZ ONO
KUNIKLO’S SEZ ONO, an intersectional criminal identity performance disguised as a fashion show.
SEZ ONO is a fashion experience from the perspective of a bathroom line. Kuniklo’s wearable sculptures crawl, slide and tumble down the catwalk showcasing their transhumanistic inspired seasonal lines. Don’t miss this consumerist mockery of a mutant runway extravaganza filled with post-apocalyptic Latinx ritual magic, permanent body modification and BDSM performed by sassy alien queers. You wont believe its legal.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE MOHA FUN TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Afternoon + Night 4 / Saturday April 20, 2019
Doors at 4:00 PM – Late – ALL AGES
Block Party Collective’s Salsa Social: The First Block Party
Salsa Social is an all-ages, intentionally intersectional event that transforms the Fusebox hub into a celebratory block party that honors the diverse culture and history of East Austin and the LGBTQ+ community. It involves community organizations, local vendors, performances by local artists, a drag competition, culminating in an epic dance party..
Yard Party feat. transfer fabric prints with Alex Morrison of HIVE Collective
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Drag Queen Story Time feat. Tatiana Cholula
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Promise Land: A Radical Queer Revival by Rudy Ramirez
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Drag For All Ages, curated and hosted p1nkstar + Y2K
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
p1nkstar LIVE multimedia music set feat. Y2K and the P1nk Ladies
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM
DJ Set feat. p1nkstar + Y2K
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cuba in Austin feat. Krudas Cubensi, brought to you by allgo
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Body Rock feat. Chorizo Funk + Qi Dada
Throughout the Saturday afternoon and evening, don’t miss Aron Taylor and his Quick D.R.A.W. (Dialoge, Ruminate, Archive, Witness)!
Aron Taylor is known for his famous Quick Draw Photo booth, where he plays captivating characters, tells outlandish stories and jokes, all while he quickly “develops” your photo into a unique hand-made drawing. On the occasion of Fusebox’s 15th anniversary, Aron has designed a performative archiving process during which he will transform your favorite Fusebox performances and experiences from the past 15 years into drawings on carbon paper, leaving one for you and one for the Fusebox archive. A fleeting document of performance and of memory, these mementos are also works of art themselves.
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