What does it mean to identify as a challenge, as trouble?
A self-described experimentalist, born in Nigeria, raised in Montreal, and now based in Vancouver, DEBBY FRIDAY is an anomaly. Her work spans the spectrum of the audio-visual, resisting categorizations of genre and artistic discipline. She is at once a sound theorist and musician, composer and performer, video artist, poet and PUNK GOD. Debby got her start in music as an internationally touring DJ known for her daring, idiosyncratic sets, opening for both Mykki Blanco and Princess Nokia. In March 2018, she released her first self-produced EP, titled BITCHPUNK, to reverberating underground acclaim. Featured in several publications, including: Thump, Loud & Quiet, Bandcamp and Le Canal Auditif. Mask Magazine describes the artist as, “intricately dexterous and dangerous… whose spiraling interconnections span oceanic speakers, and pan in and out of Yoruba poetries, contemporary queer woman and non-binary-identified underground music communities, and various generations challenging the order of things, its against-ness as a propulsion for creation.”
Her multi-disciplinary art practice explores themes of ritual and feminine aggression as well as discourses of power, forces of diaspora and the aesthetics of eroticism. Her second release, also self-engineered and produced, is due out on Deathbomb Arc in summer 2019.
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