Curated by Nyege Nyege 【UG】
For as long as their family recalls, Kabochi was always attracted to extreme softness. As a tender human, they were often found by the river banks of Kagere, cuddling with birds, rubbing baby owl feathers against their skin, dressing up in exotic spider webs and feeling one with Nature.
On a sunny afternoon, one of K’s experiments in softness suddenly possessed them with an overwhelming feeling of bliss, one that would send humanity into an abyss of ecstatic softness. A tissue softer than a desert breeze, softer than a lover’s breath, softer than a Maharaja’s finest muslin, Kabochi’s tissue for humanity… Little did the Guru of Softness know that someone had plans to get to it first, and on that day, the artist known as KABOCHI was brutally executed, oh!
Inspired by Prince, Grace Jones, Marylyn Monroe and Michael Jackson, KABOCHI left their baby owls with a treasure trove of songs that are said to hide the key to eternal softness. It’s the “Coming of Gaze”, bitch!
In the shadows of this posthumous waxing, one figure emerged as the beholder of softness, the embodiment of cuteness known for oozing sass galore on sweaty dancefloors, the dangerously extravagant cookie: KABEAUSHÉ (whisper).