Enter the life of two Maggies in a 30-minute dance ﬁlm where childhood in China and adulthood in Australia are explored. I Am Maggie is an improvised work using street, contemporary and Chinese cultural dance vocabularies danced by Maggie "Madfox" Chen and Maggie "Maggz" Zhu. This dance ﬁlm tells the collective story of resilience, ancestral connection, female empowerment and freedom.
Soft power, fuelled by Audio Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), transforms quiet whispers and minute movements into roars of exclamation and choreography of proclamation. Based on a 'Mad Libs' style script co-written by the community in August 2020, I Am Maggie puts you, the viewer, in the driver's seat to embody the unique energy these Maggies possess.
I Am Maggie is a sonic and visual experience customised for headphones or a surround sound stereo system.
ASMR: An Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a tingling sensation associated with positive emotion stimulated by an auditory or visual experience.
Mad Libs: A popular word game in the US where one person prompts others for a list of words to substitute blank spaces within a story.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Emotional Abuse,Sexual Harassment,COVID-19/Coronavirus, ASMR sounds
"This small labour of love by Homsey into the world of performed energetic experience is bound to leave you feeling at home again." - Peril Magazine on Jonathan Homsey's Vessel (2015)
"I couldn’t help laughing at this piece. I found myself swept up in its absurdity and surrealism." - Witness Performance on Jonathan Homsey's Caca-Capitalismo (2020)