Body of Work and QWERTY by Atlanta Eke

The prophecy and the sequel

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

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 

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 
L
ighting 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.

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23 Mar 23 - 25 Mar 23
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

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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
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