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Rafé Luke Green - MA Medium

Rafé Luke Green's interests are in the field of choreography, directing and performance studies. They are a coloured, non-binary gay individual interested in the poetics and politics of (dis)connection and relation. 

In this particular work, Green is exploring ways of becoming thing and the phenomenology of the experience of becoming thing by looking at ways of establishing an ‘alongsided-ness’ to multiple objects. Through the position of being alongside objects and things, Green has found in their research, that there is privy to establishing an avenue towards becoming thing. The work looks at how this interaction is embodied and what shifts it can bring to their own value as a person-thing.

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Artist's statement:

What is a thing? This is a question that I have tasked myself with answering. Western knowledge would frame a thing as something that is no longer of value, something discarded, something that is unable to be named accurately – something that is no longer required. A thing is something that exists in the freedom of non-essentiality. Recently I have been wondering about the value of things, and how they have not lost their value but have rather found new value, different value. An even bigger part of the question is finding ways of becoming/ embodying/ performing ‘thing-liness’. In this particular work I am exploring ways of becoming thing and the phenomenology of the experience of becoming thing by looking at ways of establishing an ‘alongsided-ness’ to multiple objects. The position of being alongside objects and things, I have found in my research, is privy to establishing an avenue towards becoming thing. This work looks at how this interaction is embodied and what shifts it can bring to my own value as a person-thing.

Still image: Rafé Luke Green's project. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

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