10 Contemporary Performance Artists You Should Know

Michael Smith

Performance artist Michael Smith’s character Baby IKKI personifies all that is regressive, frustrated, curious, and … gurgly. It’s not a man in a diaper with sunglasses, it’s an ageless, genderless, confused spiritual entity that makes its audience laugh uneasily, warbling through reality for the last thirty years, his mission still unclear. He did make it out to Burning Man though for A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, of course.