Body of Work and QWERTY by Atlanta Eke
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: email@example.com.
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.