The Drone Dolores Collaborative is a mixed-media performance project. The collaborative, incorporated in 2019, combines the creative forces of Angel and Tracy Jonsson-Laboy. Tracy is a muscian (Drone Dolores), performer, maker/ designer, and architectural historian. Angel is a computer developer, digital-media designer, gamer, musician and digital/new media artist. Together they create projects and performances that incorporate electronics, original music, coding, poetery, story-telling, videography, virtual moving graphics, and sound-scaping to create new-media experiences that tend to focus on race-relations, gender-politics, power/pacifism relationships, and topics within phsychology and philosophy.
More about Tracy Jonsson-Laboy [she/hers]
Tracy is an extroverted jack-of-all-trades who likes to think of her creativity as a "ground score:" a gift from out of nowhere that constantly beckons the creation of projects, items, crafts and artistic pursuits. Channeling a bright positivity, Tracy often initiates a project idea and guides the visualization of process, time-line and outcome that is filled out with a feeling-pursuit for voice, meaning, and message with her collaborator. Tracy is a people-person obsessed with the influence of beauty in everyday life, and enjoys thinking of the influence of nationalism, culture, identity, race and gender. Her relationship to artmaking is fueled by a love for analysis, volunerability, mysticism and community-making. She is moved to creating experiences that question and unite, with a pursuite to live close to the root of human connection and all her works. Tracy is a POC pantheist with a background in planning and historic preservation (M.S. Historic Preservation, B.S. Historic Preservation, minor in Art History and Anthropology, Roger Williams University).
More about Angel Jonsson-Laboy [them/theirs]
Angel's approach to creativity is deeply rooted and stabalized by a focus on his emotional motivations for engaging with a piece or process. Frequently pegged as a shy IT- white-guy, Angel is to the contrary a deep-thinker and analyst who will explore issues of race, class, digital-equity, animal-rights, and social justice issues with the flourish of a philosopher and a scientific dedication to truth-finding. Identifying as POC, being a mut of Puerto Rican heritage, and as non-binary, Angel brings a deep sensitivity to the Drone Dolores Collaborative. Experimenting with all aspects of the Collaboratives creative projects, from digital rendering, video-filming and editing, music production, back-end infrastructure and digital visualization for virutal projects, to performing as an actor on-stage and on camera, Angel provides emotional tension and exploration in everything they touch. They are formally educated in nursing and computer science (B.S. Software Engineering with minor in Game Development, Westwood University).