Maggz is a Melbourne based movement / multidisciplinary artist, specialised in waacking - a dance style originated in 1970s LA from the LGBTQ community, which predominantly involves arm movements. Traversing amongst dance battles, live performances, installations and interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists, Maggz aspires to explore the possibilities of art and creativity whilst to honour the unique being of self and others. Visit Maggz on Instagram @magg._z
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“花窗花 (window decor)” is honouring nostalgia, my experience as a Chinese woman living on
foreign western land and the hybrid in betweenness of my cultural identity. I'm exploring and
communicating my heritage presently through my work - it's definitely been a journey of locating
myself and my sense of belonging to my cultural heritage. In the past I have often found myself
alone and belonging to nowhere; only recently have I started to make a conscious effort to
unfold these cultural layers within myself, hoping to be open, honest and to embrace my
vulnerabilities. As much as I love the excitement and adrenaline of creating, it's also very much
therapeutic and healing, especially in relation to my cultural identity.
The mimicry in “a:dapt” explores the constant adaptation and re-adjustment in the era of
COVID-19 in 2020, where the process of sculpture being made by humans relates to the
process of humans needing to adapt to the forces of COVID-19. In regards to sculpting - clay
was used as the texture of which forges a connection between the nature / external environment
and internal experiences.
2020aliveness reflects the internal experiences in 2020 in response to COVID-19, aliveness is
manifested through different scopes and in nuances on daily basis - the exploration livelihood
beyond humans, dislocation in ethereal settings where reality and subconsciousness overlap
and everything blends.
J I A - spoken word installation for home and for being on foreign land.
each with their unique pain, as much as their uniqueness of being; resonated but never fully
thrive to listen, to keep listening, always listening and to hold space for others, for my people, for
people of colour, for black and indigenous lives.
relativity pt. 1 - papercorner
papercorner - relativity between locations and objects.
Looking into the nuances of normality and how it’s constantly being redefined in response to
different contexts, some reflections during quarantine.
papercorner examines the correlation of paper and a forgotten corner at mine, the commonness
of both, sometimes too common to be ignored, yet still bringing in a sense of comfort and
somehow that comfort is taken for granted most of the time. Re-evaluating normality in regards
to those insignificant existences, appreciation for nuances.