PER-SO-NA blurs the lines between fact and fiction, and uses food as a central device to defy conventional labels of Sexuality in one fast-paced moment of metaphors.
Told with honesty, humour, and passion with Ápinké’s distinct language and style.
It is sensitive, engaging and combines Live-cooking, identity and contemporary art into a 50-minute theatrical experience.
PER-SO-NA is a solo show about a Yorùba Nigerian girl - that isn’t so Nigerian. Tough, Vulnerable, Woke, Traditional, Queer. It unpacks clashing identities of what it means to be not-so-typical, and explores the ordeal of being defined by labels and the artificial construct of cultural borders.
She invites you to laugh at her insecurities, giggle at her inner struggles and celebrate her uniqueness including stories of her fake orgasms, through the story of Ápinké.
The continuous development of PER-SO-NA aims to be beyond a single live performance, but into a touring multi-disciplinary arts installation/exhibition that explores and celebrates the central themes of sex, gendering and racial culture; featuring art film, photography, soundscape, testimonials and behind-the-scenes documents of Kafayat’s journey of discovering, developing, and creating this body of work over the last 15 years.
Recommended 16+ contains scenes of nudity, and strong language.
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