Under the creative moniker pseudo-antigone, philosopher and interdisciplinary artist Simone A. Medina Polo produces experimental pop music and clandestine non-fictional essays on the internet. The entire project around pseudo-antigone is to learn audio engineering, production, mixing, and mastering with the person challenge to grow in complexity and proficiency in experimental music production. This work was inspired by the recent turn of the music genre “hyperpop” which encompasses a variety of experimental pop sounds with (often queer and trans) artists such as SOPHIE, 100 gecs, A.G. Cook, Charlie XCX, and Arca. The musical product of this work sought to explore a range of different themes, sometimes informed by her experiences as a Mexican immigrant, at others informed by her fleshing out of a sense of self throughout her gender-transition, more often than not tied to her interdisciplinary studies as an academic working in the fields of philosophy and psychoanalysis particularly oriented by the work of Plato, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Alain Badiou, Alenka Zupancic, Byung-Chul Han, Mari Ruti, and Bracha L. Ettinger.


industry role:  Artist/Band
genre:  Pop