As the founders of Club Ate, Justin and Bhenji’s art practices have been nurtured in the queer nightclub scene, where alter identities are explored through movement, languages, costume and spectacle. ACMI’s iteration of Club Ate features performances by Justin and Bhenji as their latest Ex Nilalang incarnations. The artists’ costumes, dance and movement seek to transform colonial mythologies and highlight the connections between queer migrant and intercultural identities. Come and join Island Sisters, Motherland Queens and Goddesses of the Mountains in an extraordinary evening not to be missed.
Club Ate is supported by the KMATS Endowment Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Talks & Performances
Club Ate celebrates the contemporary voices of the queer Filipina diaspora and its surrounding island sissies. Hosted by Sydney-based artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra, Club Ate is a hybrid party event featuring live performances, video art, music, food and drinks.