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Body of Work and QWERTY by Atlanta Eke, RDYSTDY and Daniel Jenatsch

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

The prophecy and the sequel

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy, as part of FRAME: A biennial of dance

body of work and qwerty by atlanta eke, rdystdy and daniel jenatsch

In 2014, Atlanta Eke’s Body of Work stunned audiences with its technical mastery, offering up a vision of future in which time collapses, and the physical body and its digital simulations collide and consume one another. Created in collaboration with video artists RDYSTDY and composer Daniel Jenatsch, this ground-breaking work imagined an end to the distinction between human and machine, questioning who choreographs and who is choreographed. 

In 2023, they return to make a sequel, of sorts: QWERTY – a new work exploring the footprint technologies have made on the human body, and our capacity to rewrite our choreographic coding. Experimenting with interior and exterior interfaces and notions of path dependency, QWERTY probes the capability of the dancing body to break free of its pre-installed design. 

Presented together as a double bill, Body of Work and QWERTY offer two spellbinding commentaries on the relationship between the human body and technology, in an evening of stunning visuals and innovative possibilities.  

Body Of Work …literally sculpts time… It’s a simple premise that opens out into dizzying and powerful complexity.” – ABC Arts 

“Atlanta Eke’s Body of Work was truly magnificent, utterly terrifying, beautiful and intelligent”  Arts Hub

Approx. running time: 100mins including an interval

Show warning: This production contains smoke and haze.

Post-show talk: Friday 24 March, 7.30pm 

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.

Creative Team:

Choreographer and Performer: Atlanta Eke 
Video Artists Projection Design: RDYSTDY Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins 
Music Composition: Daniel Jenatsch 
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey 

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti


QWERTY has been supported through the Chunky Move and Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) Victoria Regional Artists Residency, Geelong Performing Arts Centre: Creative Engine, and Creative New Zealand.

Regional Arts Victoria logo     Chunky Move logo      Warranambool Art Gallery logoCreative New Zealand logo FRAME: A biennial of dance logo

23 Mar 23 – 25 Mar 23

7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Multi-date
Thurs – Sat 7.30pm

Darebin Arts Centre
401 Bell St, Preston VIC 3072
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$38 Full | $30 Conc. | $33 Darebin Resident | $33 FRAME Festival Pass | $15 Blak Tix

 
 

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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