She is free to take flight, live liberated, safely in her own power.
“In my take of feminism, I wish to equip and transform my body to better survive this toxic landscape whilst simultaneously transforming the landscape itself to no longer harm me.”
‘ TERRAFORM ’ by Joanna Ji – Aerial Performance Art and Exhibition
Entered in the Auckland Fringe Festival 2021
The Launch is held at ‘The Ever Room’ (Level 2, 203 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central)
The date is covid dependant and expected to launch near the end of March/Early April
“The reason I’m doing this through dance as a medium is because my words as a woman have failed me in this society.”
‘TERRAFORM’ is an avant-garde Aerial Hoop dance with original soundscape and extremely textural elements, accompanied by photography and art.
It is a show dedicated to the liberation and sanctity of female autonomy which seeks to counter misogyny and the horrors of reporting sexual assault within a patriarchy.
As an aerial hoop artist and advocate, Joanna uses dance, form, movement and soundscapes to transport the viewer into the mind of a survivor navigating ‘fight or flight’ and journeys towards embodying her liberation.
“This is freedom, to fly and transcend; the grounding, goldening, galvanising of our autonomy.”
The Exhibition showcases photography informed by the aesthetic and movement of the dance, paralleled by the horrors of navigating a corrupt system someone reporting sexual assault may experience – expressed through the refuge of Art.
“We dance for bodily orientated movement, deliberate placement to hear our bodies holding hurt, figure the truth in trauma and value its vulnerability.”
RSVP and find your tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/Terraform-101361301999105
COVID updates and rescheduled date to be announced on the Event page.
More information about the exhibition can be found at: https://boosted.org.nz/projects/terraform
With just 3 days left to reach the boosted goal, the artist appreciates any financial support to get this project there.
Name: Joanna Ji (joey)