‘I used to live as an anomaly / no explanation biologically.’
Siblings (SOLO VERSION) is the final instalment of Colin Self’s ‘Elation’ series, a six-part opera about queer family and global transfiguration.
Inspired by the work of Donna Haraway (Cyborg Manifesto, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene), Siblings places a non-biological family at its centre. Bonded by curiosity and caring, the characters generate ways of collectively coming together on a damaged planet.
Oscillating between heartfelt intimacy and frenzied rave, Siblings is a proposal for interdependence, critical joy and an expansive sense of being. Ecstatic voices and sounds knot to form new ideals of kinship, emerging as horizontal relations for multi-species flourishing.
Siblings is a mobile, mutable production and is performed with humour, drama and ferocity.
This is the first performance in London of this work.
Colin Self is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. He creates music and performance pieces designed to expand consciousness, trouble binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Self works with a broad range of communities using voices, bodies and computers as tools to interface with biological and technological software.