Anatoly Belov, George Babanski, “Lyudska Podoba”, performance

14 March 2024


Lyudska Podoba is the first Ukrainian pop-queer band formed in 2012. Since then, the project has undergone several changes in its composition, but vocalist and songwriting Anatoly Belov and musician Gosha Babanski constitute the core duo. The project emerged from the desire to tackle queer-themed pop-music in a time when the LGBTQI+ community, and gay themed art, were not visible in Ukrainian society. Lyudska Podoba emerged from Belov and Babanski artist and activist practices working to make visible the LGBTQI+ people using pop music as an effective tool for bringing people together and providing informal entertainment. Over the years, they have performed at numerous music events, music festivals, and art institutions in Ukraine and in other countries, including Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Austria, Poland, Germany, and in 2018, they released their debut album Volnidorozhkibarashki.
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George Babanski is a film director, screenwriter, media creator and sound producer based in France and born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a member of Lyudska Podoba, an experimental electronic band focusing on queer themed songs.

Anatoly Belov is a musician, singer, author and visual artist. He was a member of various Ukrainian artist groups such as' Penoplast' and 'Emblika Quali' and also associated with the very influential group' R.E.P. - Revolutionary Experimental Space ', which with its different members from the time of the 'Orange Revolution' to 'Euro Maidan' had a great influence on an alternative culture that wanted to free itself from old Soviet structures in art and society. Since 2012, he is performing as a singer with the experimental electronic band 'Lyudska Podoba' (Human Shape) and wrote many of the lyrics.