From the dark recesses of the mind the beast within hovers between the real and the imaginary. Suspended between reality and the ephemeral, the body undergoes a transformation creating ‘the other’, The Monster.
Combining dance and live art, Joshua Pether, independent choreographer and dancer based in Western Australia, conjures a deeply personal exorcism to distil and embody this moment of transformation and release.
Of Kalkadoon heritage, Pether’s work is a reflection of his body politics and heritage, both cultural and spiritual. Monster is his second solo work. The two intertwining cultures of Indigeneity and disability help to shape his practice.
This project is supported by Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts and Performing Lines WA. The second development of Monster was part of the Undercover Artist Festival held in Brisbane run by Access Arts QLD.