Princess Dies is a multi-media project by Ashby Lee Collinson. The project has taken many forms, from a live musical and dance act, endurance performance, documentary, sketch comedy, and active sculpture. Princess Dies has aired on Portland Community Media and Manhattan Neighborhood Network since 2010, involving a various cast of talented collaborators including Fred Armisen. The project was featured in the PDX Contemporary Arts Window Project, Time Based Arts Festival, Neon Marshmellow Festival, Public Fiction in LA, Portlandia, PICA Carte Blanche Festival at the Gaîté Lyrique museum, BYOB Stockholm, Portland Museum of Modern Art, Rocks Box Fine Art, Disjecta, and The Front in New Orleans.
Reading of “The Way The Princess Dies” at Disjecta, September 2012.
Princess Dies IV: Part 3 airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Art directed, styled, performed, shot and edited.
Princess Dies IV: Part Two airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Art directed, styled, shot, performed and edited.
Princess Dies IV: Part One airing on Portland Community Media.
Art directed, styled, filmed, performed and edited.
Wonder Valley Preview for the Vice interview Princess Dies: The Last Woman on Earth. http://www.vice.com/read/princess-dies-is-last-woman-on-earth
Art directed, performed, filmed, and edited.
Directed this commercial for our successful Kickstarter campaign edited by Rebecca Carlisle-Healy. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020037145/princess-dies-residency-at-wonder-valley-land-art
Princess Dies 3 for the Time Based Art Festival in Portland Oregon. Starring Fred Armisen.
Art directed, shot all nature videography, styled, choreographed, directed actors, performed.
Full length edit of BALL for PDX Window Project installation at PDX Contemporary.
Art directed, styled, choreographed and performed in one take.
Princess Dies: The Crowning aired on Portland Community Media.
Art directed, styled, choreographed, performed the episode in one studio installment.
Princess Dies 1. Aired on Portland Community Media.
Art directed, styled, choreographed, and created original music with Bruno Coviello of Light Asylum.