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Performance | Spirit Fight Club 4 - Bhenji Ra with music by Tati au Miel


Bhenji Ra Dance performance

Start Date

June 9, 2023 5:00 pm


Plimsoll Gallery

Performance | Spirit Fight Club 4 - Bhenji Ra with music by Tati au Miel

Bhenji RaImage Credit: Amber Haines

Bhenji Ra
Dance performance

Date: Friday 9 June, 5 - 6pm
Location: Plimsoll Gallery

Concept, choreography by Bhenji Ra (she/her)
Original composition by Tati au Miel (they/them)

Bhenji Ra brings her critical strategy of embodied historiography and “collective re-remembering in relation to the trans feminine experience” to Plimsoll Gallery’. Continuing Ra’s Spirit Fight Club work - a series of performances wherein Bhenji approaches the gallery/museum/art space as one to be in physical contention with. Ra goes into combat with the ghosts of institutional oppression. Targeting structures responsible for enacting present and historical violence against Black and Brown, trans and cultural non-dominating bodies, Ra ingests histories of (de)generative debris: tauntology manifest.

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What does it mean to be the absolute essence of who you are without being wedded to any of it?

For a long time, the ‘self’ was considered a stable and trustworthy container within which you can be found.

Emerging theories of selfhood recognise that it isn’t so simple. We know that we can have as many social selves as the people who recognise us. Rather than being fixed and always coherent, our personalities can be participated in as a plethora of parallel processes and possibilities. Of transformation. Of continuous becoming.

This exhibition brings together artists who hold and express tenderly the multiple aspects of their selves through a series of portraiture and anti-portraiture. With photography, film, painting, installation, textile, and performance, this exhibition explores the tensions

of our networked personalities - our shadows, our masks, our shame.

Yet, the artists retain their agency and their ‘right to opacity’, to resist being wholly understood, or essentialised; towards an openness of cultural hybridity, to being visible while not being wholly transparent.

How will you show up today?

Artists: Bruno Booth, Amrita Hepi, Léuli Eshrāghi, Bhenji Ra, Aleks Danko, Cassie Sullivan, Georgia Morgan, Cigdem Aydemir, David Rosetzky, and Shea Kirk.

Curator: Caine Chennatt

DARK MOFO Opening hours:  
8 – 11 June, 4pm – 10:00pm 
15 – 18 June, 4pm – 10:00pm

21 June – 5 August 
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Presented by Dark Mofo and the Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania

Exhibition development received assistance through the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund and was produced by the University of Tasmania – Library and Cultural Collections

Project Manager: Jane Barlow
Install team:
Anna Eden, Josh Prouse and Michael Bradey