Ex Nilalang

Ex Nilalang is a cumulative moving image project by Australian-Filipino collective Club Ate, founded by multidisciplinary video and performance artists, Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra. Three episodes were created in 2015 and ACMI is proud to have commissioned the fourth for Asia TOPA.

Art Screening previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 09 February 2017 to Sunday 05 March 2017

Ex Nilalang image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 27 September 2016.
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The work seeks to transform existing Filipino mythologies that were once used to demonise queer identities by colonial powers. ‘Nilalang’, which means both ‘to create’ and ‘creature’, describes the work’s transformation of existing mythologies and its imagining of future folklore.

Ex Nilalang reimagines urban mythologies and traditional Filipino folklore as narratives of resistance and celebration. The artists draw from their own narratives, lived experiences and personal relationships to forge new connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural experiences.

This latest video portrait will also screen alongside the first three episodes Balud, Dyesebel and Lolo ex Machina in ACMI’s cinemas as part of its regular ART+FILM program on Wednesday 1 March at 6.30pm, followed by a conversation with Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra.