Words by Maggz
Jun 23, 2020
J I A - spoken word installation for home and for being on foreign land. Each with their unique pain, as much as their uniqueness of being; resonated but never fully understood. Thrive to listen, to keep listening, always listening and to hold space for others, for my people, for people of colour, for black and indigenous lives. Relativity was created during isolation, exploring the relations between objects and locations during COVID-19 lockdown.

Maggz, J I A, Video, 0'59''.

Jun 23, 2020
Relativity between locations and objects. Looking into the nuances of normality and how it’s constantly being redefined in response to different contexts, some reflections during quarantine. Papercorner examines the correlation of paper and a forgotten corner at mine, the commonness of both, sometimes too common to be ignored, yet still bringing in a sense of comfort and
somehow that comfort is taken for granted most of the time. Re-evaluating normality in regards to those insignificant existences, appreciation for nuances.

Maggz, Papercorner, Video, 0'34''.

July 19, 2020
2020aliveness reflects the internal experiences in 2020 in response to COVID-19, aliveness is manifested through different scopes and in nuances on daily basis - the exploration livelihood beyond humans, dislocation in ethereal settings where reality and subconsciousness overlap and everything blends.

Maggz, 2020aliveness, Video, 0'23''.

July 28, 2020
The mimicry in a:dapt explores the constant adaptation and re-adjustment in the era of COVID-19 in 2020, where the process of sculpture being made by humans relates to the process of humans needing to adapt to the forces of COVID-19. In regards to sculpting - clay was used as the texture of which forges a connection between the nature / external environment and internal experiences.

Maggz, a:dapt, Video, 0'44''.

October 6, 2020
Interpersonal reflection during lockdown, those who genuinely care about you and your beings and those who only value your usefulness as commodified goods, hard times show true colour.

Maggz, ​​​​​​​Commodification, Video, 0'17'.

October 12, 2020
The pandemic is penetrating our lives, shaking up old doubts and landing on new ones; constantly pierced by truth I wonder what truly keeps us alive and breathing behind the thin air - more than 3 months later I’m still spinning solo in my room isolated, turning this tiny space upside down wanting to grasp any nuances that keep me going, the immobility stretches me afar. 
Constantly falling between reality and consciousness, not just loneliness, it’s the wounded circumstances too, a global existential crisis.
But at the very least, or at the very most, we still have our flesh and what’s underneath. 

Maggz, Limbo, Video, 0'26'.

About The Artist
Maggz is a Melbourne based movement and multidisciplinary artist, specialised in waacking - a dance style originated in 1970s LA from the LGBTQ community, predominantly involving arm movements. Traversing amongst dance battles, live performances, installations and interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists, Maggz aspires to explore the possibilities of art and creativity whilst to honour the unique being of self and others.