What a joy it was to spend time drawing Ixa!
We met on Adenauerplatz, near my home, and sat outside in the Fall air talking for hours. I gave them the mask/headpiece I made them and it fit perfectly! We had so much to talk about, with our shared love of alien technology, Kirby Krackle and futuristic urban glam.
Ixa’s new EP “Androidgyne” had just dropped that week, and it is SO GOOD.
It’s incredibly exciting to see a creator developing their rich powers like this. Check out Ixa’s new music video for “Codex” on Youtube, Codex streaming on soundcloud, and “Androidgyne” on Bandcamp. You will be glad you did.
I so look forward to drawing Ixa performing their new music live, in their fantastic alien cyborg style and cybernetic bodypaint. Meanwhile, you can see some clips here! My previous drawing of Ixa is here.
This is Ixa’s new video “Demi Urge”.
You can also see Ixa perform at the recent CTMFestival “Queers in Concert” show held at flagship Berlin queer club Schwuz. Their blacklight body paint is by artist Eva Schumy.
Also, Ixa appears in the debut film by Dornika, “Dream Dwellers”, which premiered at Schwules Museum last night!
You may remember Dornika AKA ManyFacedGodx from this drawing session, which happened right after costume fitting for Dream Dwellers. You can watch Dream Dwellers for free on the queer anti-capitalist platform Realitytvwow, right here! Also, Ixa is a contestant in the Mx. Kotti Drag Pageant November 19th!
This is Ixa’s bio:
Ixa is a DJ, drag performer, performance artist, and self-proclaimed cyborg from a race of bioluminescent extraterrestrial creatures with Nubian features booming in speakers. Their psychedelic music combines elements of loud, digital distortion incorporating idm and industrial, with trap/hip hop at the core. Their new EP ANDROIDGYNE, released in August, begins with a conceptual premise of the rendering of a liquid rainbow anomaly into their native form as Ixa. In order to survive the planet’s atmospheric conditions, they have begun searching for Earthly technology to fuse with their body.
I am such a fan and so glad to know this preternatural galactic being as a friend.
Portrait session thanks to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue making art as a vaccinated but Covid-vulnerable disabled person.
With your support, I can work from home or safely outside and keep telling the stories of Berlin.