madison moore is a cultural critic and dj based in london and berlin. he is also creative director and resident DJ at OPULENCE, a london-based art-collective and queer techno party. madison writes about pop culture, beyonce (lol), queerness, fashion, nightlife, sound, media, visual culture and contemporary art. he holds a ph.d. in american studies from yale university.
his first book fabulous: the rise of the beautiful eccentric is published by yale university press. moore takes fabulousness seriously as a radical aesthetic practice, writing powerfully and with vigor, grace and humor, about how marginalized people turn pain and struggle into opulence. so get out your sequins and grab a cocktail -- fabulous is a rich, accessible, and sickening work of pop queer theory that will introduce you to the reparative gestures of fabulousness.
his writing has been published by the paris review, the creators project, splice today, thought catalog, INTO, out, aperture, interview, art in america, theater, the journal of popular music studies, dancecult: the journal of electronic dance music culture and the cambridge companion to the singer-songwriter. he has given invited lectures, held residencies, lectured and performed at universities, art galleries and nightclubs around the world, including king's college london, the university of oxford, virginia commonwealth university, the university of st. andrews, university college london, reed college, the portland institute for contemporary art, cuny graduate center, tate britain, the barbican, somerset house, east bloc (london), five miles (london), ://aboutblank (berlin), tate modern, the national portrait gallery, elektrowerkz (london) and performance space sydney.
a new book called how to go clubbing is currently in the works -- an exploration of the myth and mythology of saturday night. as a techno DJ madison has a passion for bass, soundscapes and the romantic, emotive power of dark techno, with flourishes of sassy, uplifting brilliance. and beyonce. you'll find his mixes here under the "dj mixes" tab -- fall into the fantasy!
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