Calendar: WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)

Event Description

As part of WAVESPAMM debuts a new film by video artist Jacolby Satterwhite featuring Miami-based rapper Trina titled, "En Plein Air: Diamond Princess" with a live outdoor performance by Trina.

WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)

Photo by Devin Christopher

WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)

Photo by Devin Christopher

WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)
Photo by Devin Christopher

WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)
Photo by World Red Eye

WAVES: En Plein Air: Diamond Princess (Jacolby Satterwhite x Trina x TOTAL FREEDOM)
Photo by Devin Christopher



  • PAMM is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station, and arrive steps from the museum entrance.
  • Self-parking in PAMM's garage is $2 per hour hours (space limited). 
  • Self-parking at the Omni garage is $8 for 2 hours / $15 for 4 hours with proof of PAMM admission. Omni garage located at 1645 Biscayne Blvd

Video artist Jacolby Satterwhite will be featuring Miami based rapper Trina in a new film co-commissioned by PAMM and Borscht Corp. titled "En Plein Air: Diamond Princess" that will debut at PAMM on April 30.

​Culling images from a collection of his mother’s drawings including objects of weaponry, architecture, armor, and clothing, he references motifs of 'erasure' , 'violence' and 'images of imperialism' as both a visual and compositional guide. Satterwhite then renders the images through 3D software to create a surrealist lexicon for the performance to take place. Trina, best known for her hits with Trick Daddy and Slip and Slide Records, was chosen as the star of the film because her self- representation as a feminist and capitalist diamond princess mirrors the celebration of American material culture prevalent in the drawings. According to Satterwhite, “both my mother and Trina's body of work obsess so densely over objects of desire that it dissolves into abstraction”. He then takes that abstraction further by combining both of their archives and remixing Trina's body and voice, with the help of renegade DJ and producer TOTAL FREEDOM, into a platform that uses language and observation as prompt to network and unify disparate references from Google to nude male wrestlers.

Jacolby Satterwhite
Jacolby Satterwhite's video works bring together 3-D animation, drawings, and live performance to construct utopian digital worlds. Within this uncharted digital architecture, Satterwhite explores personal history, identity and memory. Satterwhite often incorporates personal sources such as his mother's drawings, which he hand-traces and imports into 3D animation programs to build lush, computer-generated landscapes. Into these digital realms he inserts multiple elaborately costumed avatars, whose kinetic gestures compose a sensual physical choreography. Fusing pop culture, subculture, and art history in his video work and performance, Satterwhite creates visually dazzling tableaux that reflect the changing spatial and bodily anxieties and desires of the digital world. Satterwhite's computer-generated realms densely layered with proliferating drawings, objects and performances encompass animated narratives of personal memory and identity.

He has exhibited at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx AIM Biennial, New Frontiers at the Sundance Film Festival, and is represented by OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles. He has an MFA from University of Pennsylvania, has studied at Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture and Maryland Institute College of Arts, and has received awards and residencies from Louis Comfort Tifanny Grant, Art Matters, Headlands, Center for Arts, LMCC Workspace, and Provincetown Fine Arts Works Center, among others. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Studio Museum in Harlem. 

  • New York Times T Magazine: "Jacolby Satterwhite’s Kinetic Mixed-Media Creations" more
  • DIS Magazine: "Adjust Opacity: An interview with jacolby Satterwhite" more
  • Forbes: "30 Under 30 In Art And Style​" more
  • The Charlie Rose Show: "The Charlie Rose Show interviews Stuart Comer, MIchelle Grabner, Zoe Leonard, and Jacolby Satterwhite for the Whitney BiennialI" more
  • Charlie Rose: Radio interview. more
  • Huffington Post: "Artist Turns Mother's Old Sketches Of Inventions Into Surreal Performance Art" more
  • Fusion TV: "Every Day is a Failure" more
  • The New York Times: The irrepressible Jacolby Satterwhite combines vogueing, martial arts and contemporary dance in video animations in which he is the main performer." more
  • Rhizome: "Artist Profile: Jacolby Satterwhite" more

Trina, is an American rapper and model from MiamiFlorida. Trina first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy's second studio album on the single "Nann Nigga." Since then, she has released five successful studio albums. XXL Magazine calls her "the most consistent female rapper of all time." Source Magazine celebrated Trina's career for the 2012 Women's History month. In 2013, Complex Magazine ranked "Pull Over" #27 in their Top 50 Best Rap Songs by Women. In 2014, Trina was included in Billboard '​s list of the "31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop."

  • MTV: "Interviews and exclusives" more
  • Oh-Trina: "Official Trina Site" more
  • Trina on Facebook more

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As an artist, DJ, and conceptual party-maker, TOTAL FREEDOM has been integral to some of the most exciting things to come out of LA’s underground art and music scene over the past few years. Hailed for a seamless ability to unite a huge spectrum of contrasting sounds, his repertoire spans minimalized R&B refixes and Middle Eastern pop samples, to obscure narrative soundbites and elements of trap, UK grime, and Kuduro. His now-infamous LA party “Wildness” is cited as an inspiration for Venus X’s GHE20 G0THIK phenomenon, and the subject of a new award-winning documentary by co-founder Wu Tsang. He’s one of the forces behind the “record label and movement” Fade to Mind, the US sister imprint of the UK label Night Slugs, home to artists Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri, and Kingdom.

  • Fader: "GEN F: Total Freedom" more
  • Interview Magazine: "Ashland Mine's Collective Solo" more
  • Noisey: "TOTAL FREEDOM Won't Let You Dance" more

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