“Hambone Says” is a performance piece that uses contemporary past aesthetic to explore race relations, rage and role reversal in the U.S. The piece features longtime collaborator Jake Wood, and the audio for “Hambone Says” was recorded live during the filming of the video.
UP, UP & A RAY
"Up, Up & A Ray" was a weekly, half-hour, livestreamed variety show created, hosted by and starring Amelia Ray. The show featured selections by Ray herself, performances by guest musicians, and the comedic genius of Lauren Flans.
THE QUARANTUNED MUSIC FESTIVAL
From March to May 2020, Amelia Ray hosted The Quarantuned Music Festival - a series of 24-hour, worldwide, virtual music festivals that featured 121 participants from 33 countries. Through viewer donations, the festivals raised over $3600 to benefit artists affected by COVID-19 concert cancellations. A portion of the proceeds was donated to GlobalGiving's Coronavirus Relief Fund.
MashUpheaval was a twice-monthly, all-request, live performance mashup podcast hosted and performed by Amelia Ray.
THE VICARIOUS KARAOKE ROAD TRIP
The Vicarious Karaoke Road Trip took place from 13 April to 12 May 2019. Amelia Ray filmed 30 videos in 30 locations in 30 days, driving from San Francisco to New Orleans and back. Each day, Patrons picked their number one song from a list of five songs (based on their song requests). The song that won the vote for the day was filmed the following day.
VILJEN I VETA
During their residency at The Art Nest, Einat Amir and Amelia Ray researched various aspects of life in Ystad, and interviewed community members about local issues. For their innovative performance, Amelia used the melodies of folk and popular Swedish songs and improvised lyrics in real time based on audience members' responses to questions. (September 2018 - Ystad, Sweden)