Doublebill Slap and Tickle & Kyabajo


21/04/2020 - 21/04/2020

Ground-breaking, challenging and with a proper punk attitude … these characterise both Liz Aggiss and Jija Sohn in their own ways. In Slap and Tickle and KYABAJO, they shed light on how we look at others, and how it often says more about us than about the others. When does an object of lust become a subject? At what age do you stop being sexually attractive? Do you ever? Intriguing questions that these two unique performers will fire at you in their own playful fashion. Experience both performances on one night, as a double bill.

Liz Aggiss / Slap & Tickle

Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Aggiss never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard.

Slap and Tickle is an award-winning, dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores and sexual taboos: a disorientating display of interpretations and contradictions about women, girls, mothers, bitches and senior citizens. Beating a path through the personal and historical, Aggiss creates a feminist soup that lurches from spoken word to expressionist movement, from music hall to radio nostalgia, from costume change to prop manipulation. It is push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle... all the way home.

Jija Sohn / Kyabajo

In the solo piece KYABAJO, Jija Sohn embodies the identity of the typical Japanese hostess and deconstructs it in a surreal way. She researches how power can manifest itself in subtle ways. She finds herself facing and interfacing with a series of objects meant to become installations that let her subconscious emerge – culminating in a visual performance in which the raw side of man is celebrated and the seedy embraced. Surrender to a game of oppression, power, and liberation.

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