Honcho’s annual Pride party goes down at Hot Mass with Richmond’s Madison Moore. He is a cultural critic, dj and assistant professor of queer studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Trained in performance studies, their research, teaching and critical creative practice converges at the intersections of black queer aesthetics, fashion, queer nightlife, popular music, contemporary art theory and visual culture.
Madison is the author of “Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric”, published by yale university press in april 2018. here, fabulousness is positioned as a vibrant aesthetic practice and the book takes the reader on a journey through vogue balls, instagram, nightclubs and street fashion, weaving together autobiography and cultural analysis. when it’s all said and done, fabulous is a work of pop queer theory about how marginalized people turn pain and struggle into opulence.
A burgeoning artist on the global techno scene, Madison takes inspiration from the vibrancy of the mid-90s, thus creating high octane sets bringing the flavors and drama of Techno, House, Ballroom, and Ghetto Tech.
Saturday, June 3