By : Lani Asuncion
6 min read
Join Digital Soup this summer for performance events in collaboration with local Boston organizations, groups, and CEI (Cultural Equity Incubator) Core Partner members.
Dirt Palace Collab performance series
Mirrored Fatality, Gyna Bootleg, Shey Rivera Rios, Pleasure Coffin
Doors at 8pm
July 22 Black Portals II collab with Boston Ujima Project
Black Market, Nubian Square
Digital Soup hosting Kitaab Kollective’s screening of BBC India documentary “The Modi Question” CEI, Midway Artist Studios
12-3:30pm (lunch provided)
For more info, visit Digital Soup on Instagram @digital.soup or online at www.digitalsoup.events
Digital Soup is a Boston-based multimedia collective for queer BIPOC artists. Digital Soup creates inclusive spaces for artists to share experimental public performative works, multimedia art, video, sound, music, and art projects.
Since 2019, Digital Soup has played a vital role in the emergence of an underground video and performance scene in Boston. Digital Soup programming and events have supported and served over 50+ artists in the Greater Boston area and have connected with 1000+ members in our arts and culture community throughout the city.
Centering Digital Soup as an arts collective amplifies members and participating artists’ voices and creative narratives that have otherwise been underrepresented, oppressed, and omitted. The work we do uplifts all those working in performance, media arts, and the underground nightlife scene by sharing access to grant funding and community support to create a more equitable and thriving cultural arts sector in Boston. Digital Soup makes it a focus to offer fair pay to all creatives we work with, supporting a diverse group of artists to create and share works, and offering free space to queer BIPOC individuals and collectives.
The collective works towards alternative sustainable economic models like Social and Solidarity Economies (SSE) in support of activities that aim to prioritize social profitability instead of solely financial profits.
Digital Soup has created partnerships with the following grassroots organizations and cultural sector art creators including: Boston Ujima Project in their Black Portals Series, Boston Art Review (BAR), Enter the Boudoir queer DJ Collective, Danza Orgánica, and 3rdWaave. Other supporting partners include: Black Math, Boston Cyberarts, Studio 550, Cambridge Art Association, Arts Connect International. We are core partners of Cultural Equity Incubator (CEI)—a creative home for Boston’s small and mid-sized organizations and collectives led by and for Queer, Trans, 2-Spirit, Disabled, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QT2SDBIPOC) arts communities.
—Lani Asuncion, Digital Soup Artistic Producing Director + founding member
Edited and images by Marcel Marcel, Digital Soup core member + graphic designer
Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #159 July 2023
Check out all the art and columns of July's Boston Compass at www.issuu.com/bostoncccompass