Smiling With No Teeth Album Tour (2020)
Genesis Owusu is Canberra’s upcoming artist- rising quickly in the ranks of legendary musicians globally. His tour for his debut album ‘Smiling With No Teeth’ was developed alongside musical director, Jono Ma for a theatrical, modular show that could expand depending on the venue. The stage design was simple yet effective- a set surrounding crowd control barriers, hand-made flags (by Fragile Manufacturing) and chain link fences. This is to emulate the energy of football crowds, northern soul, rave culture and militantism. Lighting design by Colourblind added cues and punches to enhance the experience for the audience. This tour was nominated for Best Australian Live Act at the 2021 ARIA Awards.
This is a long-term collaboration with the artist, as further performances and projects arise. In 2021, Genesis Owusu was awarded Album of the Year, Best Independent Release and Best Hip Hop Release at the 2021 ARIA Awards. His performance at the ceremony was creatively directed by Babekühl alongside Riley Blakeway where we coordinated a 3-act medley through heaven, hell and reality.
As the headliner for South Eveleigh Solstice, I was the lead creative to direct the live visuals for his set. Working with Downgrade, we developed a show to highlight Genesis Owusu’s punk energy by including a live feed of his performance through old DV cams.
Creative Direction by:
Musical Direction by:
The Naked and Famous
Long Story Short (2021)
& Personal Exhibitions
Off The Beaten Path
Babe & Friends
Babekühl Book Launch
Beijing Design Week (2017)
Wish You Were Here at Goodspace Gallery