Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sexual Politics and the Logistical Business Strategies in Independent Music presented an autobiographical narrative highlighting the artist’s business savvy and artistic journey to his current position in independent music. The lecture also addressed the politics of sexuality and gender within the music and entertainment industry. With brazen and unapologetic passion, Blanco confronts conventional presentations and assumptions about rap, gender, sexuality, and artistic categorization. This lecture examined a diverse path to a creative life, one of risk and bold, independent action. In our current environment of self-defined and self-constructed identity, Blanco publicly critiques and engages sociopolitical issues through his own sexuality, physicality, performance, and voice.
Read Mykki Blanco's Westword interview with about his lecture here.