Thu 10 Oct 2019
FREE Booking essential
Baby Punk + Dr. Babuyoka is a collaborative audiovisual performance work created between two artists, Laura Lulika & Hang Linton, exploring their multifaceted queer ‘crip’ (sick + disabled) and caregiving identities.
The work challenges common preconceptions of what it is to be sick, crip or disabled. Their bodies are POLITICAL, SPIRITUAL, JOYFUL, SEXY and ANGRY. Combining their skills in music, moving image and live performance, their otherness is expressed through two monstrous alien creatures. The work takes influence from queer crip cyborg theory and Afrofuturism. Baby Punk spits bars over the live beats of sidekick, hypeman and spiritual protector, Dr. Babuyoka, in an explosive, provocative and experimental performance of hip hop, dance, noise and techno-shamanic ritual. The performance will take place within their installation, moon babies squidding in the Land of Nod 2019.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Please note, this performance contains sexually explicit content and is limited to over 18s only. Please be prepared to bring ID, proof of age may be required.
About the artists: Laura Lulika, also known by her different aliases yonabout, Lulika and Baby Punk, works with video, sound and performance. Influenced by punk and feminist DIY culture, her practice considers themes of gender, sexuality, sickness, and performativity in the everyday. Lulika has collaborated with community groups and feminist collectives and is an initiating member of the Sickness Affinity Group, a group of artists, researchers and health practitioners working with the topics of art, health and accessibility. Lulika works with her partner, carer and collaborator, Hang Linton, a self-taught artist and musician.