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The Home Body Connection | Shelter Watch Party

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

MAV is offering a unique opportunity to hear from, connect and converse with some of the amazing artists who created works for Shelter with a series of watch parties streaming live on  MAV’s YouTubeFacebook and Instagram.

Starting with the The Home Body Connection on October 29, host Candy Bowers will be joined by Jonathan HomseyBella Waru, and collaborators Cindy JiangFrancis Cao and James Emmanuel Mckinnon. The artists will interweave live performance and screening of their Shelter works that provoke discussion around the impact of physical and familial disconnectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic and how our bodies and touch connect us to ourselves, our histories and each other.

KEY INFORMATION

Thu 29 Oct 2020
Starts at 6pm

The Home Body Connection is an online live event and will be live streamed on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

To watch the live stream and join the conversation 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 29 Oct at 6pm.

To watch the live stream join the conversation on YouTube:
Please visit MAV’s YouTube channel on 29 Oct at 6pm.

SHE TAKES SHELTER IN HER BODY BY CANDY BOWERS

“My series of digital collages with words is a response to feeling so far from South Africa during the coronavirus crisis. In order to lift myself and make sense of it all I reconnect with my body, the roadmap of my heritage.

My body, my mother, my sisters and my heritage – are my shelter.”

View She takes shelter in her body here

Image credit: Artwork and words by Candy Bowers. 

LOVE LETTER FOR TURKISH DELIGHTS BY JONATHAN HOMSEY

Love Letter for Turkish Delights is a 15-minute audiobook dedicated to the buoyant texture of this sweet delicacy.

During COVID-19, I want to make people feel good and remind them of the autonomy over their choices and pleasure. I use this poetry to create participatory narrative-based choreographic instructions. The purpose is to remind and invite people to move and use their imagination. People are feeling stifled during COVID-19, this project aims to reinvigorate people’s imaginations and recenter people back into their breath and feel as sweet as a Turkish Delight.”

Listen to Love Letter for Turkish Delights here

Image credit: Body Breeze – Turkish Delight and Pomegranate Molasses. Photo by Shannon May Powell.

IF WE COULD HUG BY IRIHIPETI WARETINI & BELLA WARU

“If we could hug… it would feel like coming home.

This film is an open letter to our community – an audio-visual care package reminding the people we love how it feels to be held by us, with an offering of connectedness, appreciation and warmth.

This is one of the ways we are maintaining care and support for the collective wellbeing of our community within the restrictions of physical distance.”

Watch If we could hug by Irihipeti Waretini and Bella Waru here

Image credit: If we could hug (still image) – Irihipeti Waretini and Bella Waru

I TOUCH MYSELF BY CINDY JIANG, FRANCIS CAO & JAMES EMMANUEL MCKINNON

I touch myself is a ritual of radical and honest self love for our queer, coloured bodies. Isolated from our chosen family, our bodies continue to carry us through this traumatic time. We document the unique ways that we connect and give thanks to them, and share them with you through the distant intimacy of the screen.

Being part of Shelter is an important and exciting opportunity to find a creative outlet for healing during this time, and to receive support from an organisation that amplifies marginalised voices.”

Watch I Touch Myself by Cindy Jiang, Francis Cao, James Emmanuel Mckinnon here

Image credit: Photo by Francis Cao.

Details

Date:
October 29, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm