By Lady Gaby
I AM NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. I’M JUST MYSELF!
I CARE, I DARE, I PROVOKE, I GOAD
I’M THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS. I AM NOT JUST A CONSUMER
I DON’T WORSHIP MATERIALISM, CONSERVATISM, SEXISM---I DONT WORSHIP
I CAN BE MAD, BAD, ON A SELF-DESTRUCTIVE TRIP, BUT I GET QUICKLY ON MY FEET
I DON’T WALLOW
I GO ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, I WILL BE THERE, JUST WATCH ME
I FOLLOW MY OWN MIND, MY OWN DESIRES, I AM HARD TO PLEASE
CAN’T SEDUCE ME WITH FLOWERS, NEVER ENDING DREAMS AND EMPTY PROMISES
I DON’T TEASE
I DON’T IGNORE SCREAMS BUT SHOUT AS LOUD AS I FEEL LIKE WHEN I AM ANGRY!
I DONT IGNORE SCREAMS AND SHOUT AS LONG AS I FEEL LIKE IT WHEN I AM ANGRY
I AM PROUD
WHEN I SEE A MAN; SLEAZING; GORKING; LOOKING; JUDGING; CATCALLING; GAZING::::?
Gaby Bila-Günther, aka Lady Gaby is a Berlin-based spoken word and performance and visual artist, labelled "the Peaches of spoken word" in Berlin, "oddly poetic" & "flamboyant, upbeat" by The Age, Melbourne; “Story teller extraordinaire" by The Melbourne Times, "A true artist ahead of Berlin" by journalist Nadja Sayej; "the Mae West of slams" by Kaput magazine and "provocative" by The Pill in Prague. She is a regular performance and visual artist and writer on Berlin’s scene, one of Berlin's 10 Best Spoken Word Poets to Look Out For in 2018.
"Lady Gaby is at the heart of English-language poetry in Berlin; her distinct voice has made her a favourite at poetry events. With poems about the arbeitsamt (job office) to poems about feminism, her poetry is sharp, seductive, and enticingly personal." "Lady Gaby turns her spoken words into an interactive, in-your-face performance accompanied by beats, projections and costumes." "Sexy and powerful show!"
Dynamite and weird at a performance art show, provocative and loud at a slam, rocky and electrifying at a live music party, feminist at a femme and queer show, Lady Gaby's performance suits any stage and takes over the audience with a fury. I GO ANYTIME ANYWHERE I WILL BE THERE! JUST WATCH ME! I AM NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR::I AM JUST MYSELF!
Lady Gaby AKA Gaby Bila-Günther, originally from Romania, arrived in Berlin via Melbourne. Widely published, her spoken-word, poetry, short stories and non-fiction articles have appeared in international journals, online sites, CD compilations, magazines, and literature anthologies. She has performed, curated, and showed text-based, photos, collages and video works at many galleries and festivals across Europe, Australia and New York City.