IN THE 3RD MILLENNIUM
THERE'S ONLY ANOTHER PLACE LIKE HOME.
SAFE, SOLID AND VERY NOISY.
THAT PLACE IS YOUR CLUB.
TAKING LIFE AND EMERGING FROM THE NEW PORTA NUOVA FINANCIAL CENTER OF YOUR CITY
MILAN DESERVES A NEW REASON TO LIVE THE NIGHT.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th // Hilton Club + STONE SOUP CREW
ft. BOYCHILD // ART PERFORMANCE // USA
// djs BOYS OF PORTA NUOVA
// LEBENFUNK https://soundcloud.com/lebenfunk
" Boychild is a performance artist, a contemporary vision of cosmic freedom and proof that artists speak of the eternal in the language of their times." i-D
“To me she represents a new genre of beauty. Man vs alien, nature vs technology, the beauty and unapologetic sexuality of a woman vs the distinguished confidence of a man. These things are boychild.” HBA creator Shayne Oliver
“This character has been brewing my whole life,” says performance artist boychild of her haunting stage persona. “It’s not an alternate personality—it’s an outlet for expression. I go somewhere else when I’m performing.” And she’s getting there fast. The California native got her start less than two years ago in San Francisco’s thriving drag scene, though labeling her performance as simply drag doesn’t do it justice. On stage, boychild transforms into a raw, powerful, and genderless alien entity whose muscular body shudders and contorts as if operated by a hidden puppeteer. Her eyes are often disguised by colored contact lenses; her mouth glows from the inside as she dances to dark electronic tracks or lip-synchs to remixes of Beyoncé and Rihanna. It’s no wonder Shayne Oliver, the designer of streetwear label Hood By Air, approached her to model for the brand. Fast forward to February 2013, during New York Fashion Week, when Hood By Air made serious waves with a collection titled “Boychild,” in which the eponymous muse walked the runway, even outshining fellow celebrity model A$AP Rocky. But nothing, not even the glamour of fashion, speaks to her like performance. “The act of performing feels like when you’re coming off mushrooms: you’re burned-out, but also very at peace,” she says. “You’re somewhere outside yourself. It’s like exhaling.” BULLETT MAGAZINE