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Not your zaddy, not yet your Asian fantasy

December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

“I am a queer man who is a person of colour ; I am also white passing.

I have been divorced for seven years now and my dance with online dating is one that is constantly frustrating. The tropes of being ‘too fat, too femme or too Asian’ for me is the converse for me. The ones I get are that I am not fat enough to be fetishized, too dominating of a personality and not Asian enough for their ‘taste.’

I do not believe a short dance can be the answer to this sea of micro-aggressions many of my community experience on these apps. However, this work is a vulnerable offering of self acceptance of who I am and to ‘shake off the haters;’ I hope that inspires and lifts others.

Racism and oppression in the LGBT+ community is rampant and I hope this video motivates other Queer People of Colour (QPOC) to brush the people off who implicitly and explicitly project oppression and sexual racism.”

not your zaddy, not yet your asian fantasy by Jonathan Homsey will premiere on the MAV website on Thu 17 Dec.

not your zaddy, not yet your asian fantasy

*This is a 360-degree video that you can watch on your desktop, mobile device, and with or without a headset.
More information about the 360 videos below.

Make sure you are connected to your WiFi and buffer the video. If the video is low quality pause the video and wait 10-30 seconds to let the video buffer.

Desktop and mobile viewing
On a desktop, you can explore a 360 video with your arrow keys, mouse, or trackpad. On the right side of the player, you’ll see a compass that indicates the direction you are facing in the video. Clicking on the compass will reorient you to the original positioning of the video.

On the Vimeo mobile app for iOS or Android, tilt your device to enjoy 360 video. You can also move horizontally through a 360 video by dragging your finger across the screen.

For more information on how to best view this 360 video, click here.

Credits:
Featuring choreography by Trevor Santos for the 2nd verse and bridge of Jaydean’s I Don’t Care.
Performance and improvisation by Jonathan Homsey.

Image credit: Jonathan Homsey. Photo by Shannon May Powell

ABOUT JONATHAN HOMSEY

Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art, and social engagement. He has a passion for community outreach using the moving body as a source of empowerment. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America by Cantonese and Syrian parents, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where his award-winning choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context to interdisciplinary installations across Australasia and Japan.

He is also passionate as a curator who has worked with institutions from Melbourne Museum to Footscray Community Arts Centre. Working with mediums from ceramics to augmented reality, Jonathan’s choreographic practice uses street and queer dance movement to inform his works that explore utopian worlds and emotional connection. Currently, in these uncertain times, Jonathan is passionate about providing intimacy through technology and to remind viewers that they have autonomy over their body and their choices.

www.jonathanhomsey.com

Facebook: Jonathan Homsey
Instagram: @johnnybgood.e
Twitter: @jonathanhomsey
Vimeo: Jonathan Homsey
Soundcloud: Jonathan Homsey

not your zaddy, not yet your asian fantasy is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2020-21.

Featured image credit: Jonathan Homsey. Photo by Shannon May Powell

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Date:
December 17, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm