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Not your zaddy, not yet your Asian fantasy

December 17 @ 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.

Image credit: Jonathan Homsey. Photo by Shannon May Powell

You can also catch Jonathan Homsey (Not Your Zaddy, Not Yet Your Asian Fantasy) and Adolfo Aranjuez (Borealis) in conversation with Margot Tanjutco on Thu 17 Dec, 7pm on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

KEY INFORMATION
Thu 17 Dec 2020
Starts at 7pm

This is an online live event and will be live streamed on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

To watch the live stream on Facebook or Instagram:
Please like and follow MAV on Facebook and/or Instagram, and you will be notified when the live stream starts on Facebook and/or Instagram. Or you can visit our Facebook and/ or Instagram page on 17 Dec at 7pm.

To watch the live stream on YouTube:
Please visit MAV’s YouTube channel on 17 Dec at 7pm.

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
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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