Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: KHONSU X and Titan

Jul 02, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021
Khonsu X and Titan in the Study Center

Khonsu X and Titan in the Study Center. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X and Titan Recording Together

Khonsu X and Titan Recording Together. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X and Titan with their dogs

Khonsu X and Titan with their dogs. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X and Titan working in the Study Center

Khonsu X and Titan working in the Study Center. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X in the Studio

Khonsu X in the Studio. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X in the Study Center

Khonsu X in the Study Center. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X portrait with pup

Khonsu X portrait with pup. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Khonsu X recording on the grounds

Khonsu X recording on the grounds. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Portrait of Khonsu X

Portrait of Khonsu X. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Portrait of Khonsu X with pup

Portrait of Khonsu X with pup. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Portrait of Titan with pup

Portrait of Titan with pup. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

Studio view of Khonsu X and Titan

Studio view of Khonsu X and Titan. Photographed by Alon Koppel Photography. (Jul 06, 2021)

KHONSU X and Titan Portrait Image

KHONSU X and Titan Portrait Image. Courtesy the artists. (Mar 23, 2021)

Defiant Masculinity is a radio theatre production born out of The Broken Bois Series–a compilation of transmissions exploring how social constructs of masculinity have been historically warped by media. Through dissonance, intermodulation, and resonance, the play follows a trans-man and his trusty radio as he traverses a sea of cultural influences. A three-hour soundscape will be developed during the Wave Farm Residency, incorporating five nights of live broadcasts and recording sessions with WGXC listeners guided by curated audio prompts. The final product should be a puzzle left unsolved, spurring the mind to continual thought and dialogue about how masculinity presents in our world today through diverse male perspectives.

Titan and Khonsu X formed the Broken Bois Collective in 2019, after months of traveling cross-country with only FM-radio for entertainment. Over pundits and disco, a white trans-kid from Schoharie County, and a Black transman from central Pennsylvania combined their creative practices, finding radio as the coagulant. Using storytelling, poetry, music, and cultural commentary, they focused their joint practice on the production of artworks that seek to revolutionize understandings of masculinity. Outside of the studio, Titan and Khonsu X can be found tending radical land projects, producing Clubhouse Radio on WGXC, and playing with their beloved pitbulls. brokenboiscollective.tumblr.com