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'Ionisation' (2021), MaggZ, Jurnee, Joli.vision. Photo by Joli.vision.
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At the intersection of dance, theatre and visual arts, Ionisation is an experimental dance work that responds to themes of self-exploration, interpersonal relationships and the depth of emotional volatility.

Ionisation tells the story of Ion, who opens gateways into the afterworld, entering a portal of volatile human and digital transformation. What seems like a flashback to the precious times before Earth is destroyed turns out to be a chaotic decision making process — surrender to pain or don’t.

This work examines human volatility by exploring the process of initial decline, rapid deterioration and the return to homeostasis. Ionisation prompts interrogation into aliveness and the future relationship between humanity and technology born of the consequences of systemic injustice.

Creative director & movement artist: Maggz
Movement artist: Jurnee Manu
Visual & installation artist: Joli Boardman

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MaggZ is a Naarm-based movement and multidisciplinary artist, specialised in waacking — a freestyle dance originated in 1970s LA from the LGBTQIA + community, predominantly involving 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.

Jurnee Manu is a Naarm-based artist who works in freestyle dance with a breaking foundation — which primarily involves improvisational movement on the floor. From his main medium of expression in movement, Jurnee also is an aspiring model and analogue photographer with a focus on abstract portraiture.

Joli Boardman is the alias of Creative Technologist, Designer, Videographer and Artist Joel Boardman. Concerned with human interactions, multi-sensory design and emotionally driven experiences. Making use of various mediums and emerging technologies to assist in exploring the intricacies of existence and connecting people to one another.

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