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Give Rise to Colin Self
Tip the Ivy


Free admission

Colin Self, Tip the Ivy, 2022

With Dia Dear, Bully Fae Collins, Colin Self, Mica Sigourney, Vera de Vienne, Geo Wyeth

HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is pleased to present, together with the Performance Space, New York, the experimental opera Tip the Ivy (2022) by the American non-binary composer and artist Colin Self (b. 1987 in Aloha, USA). Situated between performance, participation, research, and activism, Self always reacts to the local and social conditions of the places where his works are created. Tip the Ivy is thus not only a performative piece of theater, but also a research project that addresses the coding of information through a queer perspective. 

In 2021 Colin Self was artist-in-residence at HALLE FÜR KUNSTTip the Ivy was initiated by HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark and co-commissioned by Performance Space, New York. The performance will be presented in May 2022 at Performance Space.


Participating artists

Colin Self

*1987 Aloha, lives in Berlin

is a lecturer at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute in Berlin and has presented his work at the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; HAU Berlin; Neues Museum, Berlin; The Kitchen, New York; and Issue Project Room, New York; among many international festivals and venues. He is a Rhizome Commission Grant recipient and a Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. He is a co-founder of NYC queer performance collective Chez Deep and Radical Diva Grant. Self received his MFA in music and sound from Bard College, New York. Since 2015 Self works closely with Holly Herndon and has performed with her touring ensemble. He leads XOIR, an international non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing, and releases solo music on the record label RVNG Int.

Colin Self, Tip the Ivy, 2022