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Juliana Huxtable at Bed-Stuy Function

86 minsRecorded 7 May 2017 at Sugar Hill in Brooklyn, NYNext On the Floor Today at 7:00pm EDT
Stacy Kranitz

The trans multi-media artist and radical club DJ slices up dancefloor boundaries with relish, captured live at RBMA Festival NY 2017.

Juliana Huxtable is a Texas-born, New York-based black trans multi-media artist and DJ whose work explores the intersectionality of gender, race, queerness and identity. Having previously worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and studied art, gender studies and human rights at bard College, New York, Huxtable’s artistic practice is rooted in her daily existence – using her own body as a defiant, interrogating and sometimes fantastical subject in her photography series, to confront colonial history, the gendered gaze and racialised sexuality. As a DJ, Huxtable defies received dancefloor conventions in blending electronic genres together with joyous experimentalism: belly-rumbling club bass with multi-layered rhythms, fractured pop and R&B melodies and a patchwork of samples and voices that tell their own stories.

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