A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Performance of SAIC alum Colin Self (BFA 2011) featured in The Guardian

This fall Theaster Gates (HON 2014) hosted Sanctum, a 24-hour, 24-day schedule of performances in Bristol, England. The performances were held on the stage of a commissioned structure Gates built within the crumbling walls of a temple destroyed in the World War II bombing of Great Britain. His lineup of acts included a performance by SAIC alum Colin Self (BFA 2011). The Guardian featured a review that discussed the work: “accompanied only by a laptop, some rubber masks and a great deal of amplification, [they] nearly wrecked the place. Self thrashed about on the floor, wailed, screamed, wrestled a folding chair and nearly stabbed themself with a pair of knives…A thrashing corrective to perfectionism, Self doesn’t correct anything.” Self is a musician, DJ, video artist, activist, and member of the drag artist group, Chez Deep.