Club Muva

Sat Jul 09 2022 at 10:00 pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham | Birmingham

Fierce Festival
Publisher/HostFierce Festival
Club Muva
Birmingham 2022 Festival presents
An immersive projected artwork - In Muva We Trust - by the Australian art collective Club Até is set to bathe the façade of BMAG. Accompanying this work will be a community-led celebration, Club Muva, an inclusive and intergenerational extravaganza of vibrant pageantry occupying the foyer of the Symphony Hall for one night only.
Curated especially for Fierce by Club Até, this club night will be the culmination of a community collaboration exploring cultural and artistic meeting points, empowering and celebrating voices of diversity. Expect a night of unique performances, showcasing some of Birmingham’s best trans and QTIPOC performers, artist-activists, cultural collectives and creatives.
The celebratory, inclusive essence of Club Muva will evolve into an audience- led dance party, where anyone and everyone can take centre stage in the dance circle, and featuring a headline DJ set from Aotearoa’s Lady Shaka.
Club Muva seeks to remind us, that as we move, journey and arrive in this world, we remain connected simultaneously to our origin and our new community, forging an integral part of our ever-evolving identity.
Black Peppa
Club Até
Club Bandit
Lady Shaka
Romo Weeks
& more to be announced
Produced by Insite Arts.
Artist Biography
Club Até is an art collective based on the unceded lands of Sydney, led by interdisciplinary performance artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra.
They frequently collaborate with associate artists: Matthew Stegh, set and costume designer; Tristan Jalleh, digital video artist and music video director; and Corin Ileto, composer and electronic music producer, as well as their LGBQTIA+ artistic community.
Concerned with the dissection of cultural theory and identity, Club Até centralise their own personal histories and the narratives within their community, as tools to reframe performance. Their practice transverses sculpture; video; media; performance; and club events, with an emphasis on community nurture and activation.
The work of Club Até is informed by the artists’ shared Filipino / Australian ancestry and the collective is invested in creating their own Future Folklore. They actively seek out collaborations with members of the queer Asia Pacific diaspora in Australia and the Philippines with the objective of finding collaborative meeting points, to celebrate voices of diversity.
Club Até have been invited and commissioned to perform and exhibit their works across Australia and internationally, in a diverse range of spaces and settings including festivals, independent and institutional galleries, theatres, nightclubs and outdoor environments. Their work has been presented at the Sydney Biennale Nirin 2020; Enlighten Festival 2020, National Gallery of Australia; Asialink Residency hosted by Green Papaya Arts, Philippines 2018; Balik Bayan, Blacktown Arts Centre, 2017; AsiaTOPA 2017 ACMI; M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Fault-lines: Disparate and Desperate Intimacies, ICA Singapore, 2016; 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, 2015-16, Sydney MCA and Art Gallery of NSW.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom


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