CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE ART RESEARCH AND BUILDING IN STONE RIDGE, NY
SEPTEMBER 2019 - SHOLA COLE
Shola Cole is a queer Afro-Caribbean/UK born immigrant and performance artist. Using pirate radio, movement, and a time traveling alter ego called Pirate Jenny, Cole explores the historical social contexts that have informed her personal legacy as a queer woman of color, and former classically trained musician, existing in the US during the Trump Era. Using pirate radio, handmade tools, and time travel, Pirate Jenny discovers potential for meaning making within layers of trauma.
Cole graduated from the UConn with a Bachelor of General Studies, minoring in Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also facilitates her own Body Vocality! Improv Workshops © for vocal and percussive explorations of time travel. Cole has performed with EmergeNYC at NYU's Hemispheric Institute and with Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Time Travel Documentation, Pirate Jenny circa 1932.