Perth’s favourite queeros are resurrecting the ultimate in avante garde extravaganzas for a one night only celebration of the weird, the alternatively beautiful and the extreme at with Mother’s Milk at Badlands on Saturday, December 22.
A collaboration between beloved alt scene favourites VDLV (Ash Baroque), The Monarchy (Salut Barbu), Disco Abyss (Claire Hysteria), and recent inductee to the PRIDE hall of fame, the incredible Strykermeyer, this promises to be one of the unrelenting hits of your festive season, and inevitably, a night to remember.
Mother’s Milk is the lifeblood that connects and sustains us all. At Mother’s Milk, commune to suckle at the teat of the collective mother of dancefloors, performance art and deep human exchange. Worship at the altar of that which gives us life!
Performance highlights include Strykermeyer, a performance artist of international repute. Having performed for over 40 years, Stryker has been instrumental in the Australian drag and performance art scene. Gaining notable recognition for his work, Stryker won a BAFTA for Make-Up & Hair for the major motion picture Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (1994), and was also a subject of the drag artist documentary Ladies Please! (1995). Whilst continuing to push boundaries and genres on stage, Stryker is also a celebrated visual artist and was most recently inducted into the 2018 WA Proud Awards Hall of Fame.
Avant theatre artist Ash Baroque is the creative director of powder keg performance collective VDLV. Baroque’s work is psychodramatic, with no act in the art. A dancing poet, Baroque explores the human condition, materialising mystical communication with the labour of creation. As a producer, Baroque has created numerous boutique events, including shows at Perth International Arts Festival, Fringe World and Bar Bitch Chew Art, a queer art party exclusively developed for the 2015 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
With sounds to project you into another dimension from fabulous sonic selectors including; Salut Barbu (The Monarchy), psychedelic pied piper Rex Monsoon and beat detective Lucky Pete. Plus more DJs and performers yet to be announced, it’s all you weirdos wished for Christmas.
Mother’s Milk takes over Badlands on Saturday, December 22 from 8pm-2am. Tickets on sale now.