Here is Puck, dancing by the stage very early in the night.
I arrived and grabbed my Press Pass (thanks Mark!) quite early – it wasn’t even ten pm. I wanted to be sure I could settle myself in a comfy seat by the stage, as I can no longer stand for events. I was thrilled to see Puck The Hare, a friend and muse, hit the dance floor shortly afterwards. Puck wants to be very clear: the outfit, which they put together themselves, is Cute Kawaii Fetish Jackalope, not Wolpertinger! I encourage you to take a closer look 😉
Since Torture Garden Berlin was the last event I hit before I went to self-quarantine (I’m asthmatic and immunocompromised), I’ll be posting the drawings very slowly, putting an absolute ton of work into each. If I drew you, keep an eye here or subscribe, and eventually you’ll turn up!
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GodXXX Noirphiles is a performer I have been wanting to draw for AGES!
Because they do very interesting performance work, and amazing makeup, and because this boi is so good-looking! So when I saw he was performing at House of Presents on a damp January night, I headed over to Monster Ronsons. Her look was dazzling!
And her performance was a twist: the audience was primed for serious political performance art by the dramatic intro music, then swept into nervous giggles by the embarrassment of a familiar intimate moment.
By the end everyone was whooping with relief at sharing this awkward feeling they knew all too well!
And Gieza had an excellent new look involving three heads. This event was the first time I saw Giezaup close in person barefaced – and I almost didn’t recognize her! Gieza was kind enough to arrange disability accommodation for me, reserving a seat with a view. I used to be able to stand up and draw in a crowded club for six hours straight, but those days are long gone!
There was not actually a huge rainbow flag behind Gieza during Auntie’s performance- I just felt inspired to add a lot of color, so I did, which totally violates my normal documentary art protocols but you know what, so what!
Before the show started I drew two local beauties chatting at the DJ booth.