Lewis G. Burton is a London based DJ, performance artist, activist and curator. They co-founded performance art platform come queer techno rave INFERNO. As an extension of INFERNO Burton curated a two-day seminar exploring the intersections between performance art, nightlife, music and queerness entitled the INFERNO SUMMIT in February 2018. The INFERNO Summit takes place annually. They currently are organising London Trans+ Pride 2020 with activist Lucia Blayke.
Burton debuted their first EP ‘Pain Relief’ in late 2019 and released their first single ‘Hermaphrodite’ in October 2019. The EP is a celebration of Burton's poetry and rich history as a performance artist to span across new media. The music video come performance film for Hermaphrodite is creatively directed by collective Fecal Matter and features a brilliant cast of Londons Trans+ and Intersex community.
Burton has been working on INFERNO for five years now. INFERNO has grown into a community space giving a platform to emerging artists and DJs as well as showcasing new works by resident performance artists and special guests alike. INFERNO prioritises and champions queer, trans*, non-binary and femme identifying DJs.
Burton has been a practicing performance artist for nearly 10 years and it was their project 'FLESH' (a collaboration with Victor Ivanov) that helped them achieve notoriety both in the art world and public sphere . They have created work specifically for institutions the V&A and the ICA as well as platforms such as SHOWstudio. A full detailed performance CV is available on request.
As a DJ Burton gained a loyal following playing on Londons LGBTQ+ scene. They can be found across the globe playing every weekend from Paris to Berlin to India as well as their home territory of London. They’ve worked with brands and charities such as Adidas, Stonewall, Napapirji, Charles Jeffery, Diesel and many, many more. Burton organised, casted and performed in Fecal Matters S/S19 collection in London in October 2019.