BBQ (They/It/Two Soul) is acronym for Bounce Back Qween
BBQ first MV and original costume made by Eriko's sister, artist AnuJen Tsogo.
BBQ (They/It/Two Soul) is acronym for Bounce Back Qween. BBQ is Eriko’s ubiquitous alter ego and her unhealed inner wild child. BBQ is life or death, black or white, off the beaten path. They were born from suffocation, pain, destruction into the machination and lessons of the flesh world. They are flesh reincarnation, a vessel, a conspiracy shapeshifter, the boisterous clown saddling a blade, a bridge connecting and across waters, a symbol for perpetual reinvention, innovation, creating paths, perseverance, second chances, redemption. They seek to empower others with raw untamed heart and personality.
They have graduated death and therefore immortal, presenting a beacon of resilience and perseverance. They proclaim --- it's never too late, no such thing as failure or obstacles, shape your reality by shifting your perspective, don’t ever give up hope / try a different way!!
BBQ is an anti-hero / AAPID caricature of society and an anti-rally against Yellowism. They are a multidimensional mirror challenging the stereotypes and hateful rhetorics surrounding marginalized identities prescribed by the government and media. Through persona, embodiment/form, fashion, aesthetic, the unexpected, and risk taking performances; they seek to find, challenge and play with the notions that keep and empower marginalized people in the margins.
WATCH + READ ➡ ➡ ➡ 2023 BBQ activates New York in a series of site specific performances:
❤️ PERMANENT TOURIST
❤️ SIREN'S SONG
❤️ MOVING MONUMENTS
❤️ KING OF MASKS
❤️ THE YELLOW BALLOON
❤️ AMERICAN DREAM & THE GREEN CARD
❤️ TEARDROP COMPETITION