Accumulating is a series of site-specific performances and films by Jennifer Ma and David Leupolu that features a textual dance for two. Through ongoing encounters, the duo re-contextualise their identities in response to each other, through a dialogue of negotiations, collisions and resonance. Jennifer and David will develop a site-specific response to Sunshine Art Space for Hyphenated Biennial.
Night projection - best viewed after dark
Jennifer Ma is a Taiwanese-Australian dancer and choreographer whose practice lies at the intersection of contemporary and street dance, with an interest in the embodiment of cultural narratives. Jennifer’s cross-genre dance works have been seen at Melbourne Fringe, Dancehouse and Bunjil Place, alongside multiple short dance films with her collaborators.
David Leupolu is an Indian-Samoan freestyle artist who has explored multiple street dance genres including Popping, Hip Hop freestyle, House, and Krump. David has been battling and judging at various street dance battles in Australia and internationally. David’s most recent venture into contemporary dance has seen him in development with Chunky Move and multiple creative projects with Jennifer Ma and Collaborators.
Hyphenated Biennial is a new artist-led project set to connect communities across Melbourne's West, on the Lands if the Kulin Nation. The inaugural edition focuses on dialogues, solidarity and meaningful collaborations between First Nations and Asian diasporic artists. With exhibitions, public programs and online experiences, the project runs from December 2020 to April 2022 across the Substation, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Incinerator Gallery, Sunshine Art Space, LIMINAL and online. Join the conversation with Hyphenated Biennial and reframe our views on the world Today.
Hyphenated Biennial has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.