Club Ate

Formed in 2014

 

Club Ate, 2018. Photo: Joseph Pascual

About Club Ate

Club Ate is a collective formed in 2014 by multi-form artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra. Their practice traverses video, performance and club events with an emphasis on community activation. Collaborating with members of the queer Asia Pacific diaspora in Australia and the Philippines, the collective are invested in creating their own Future Folklore. Past Club Ate events have taken the form of Pageants, Variety Nights and Balls. 

The collective have performed and exhibited internationally, with recent highlights including The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGGOMA, Brisbane, 2015-16; Fault-lines: Disparate and Desperate Intimacies, ICA Singapore, 2016; AsiaTOPA, ACMI, Melbourne, 2017; and Balik Bayan, Blacktown Arts Centre, 2017. They were also a finalist in the Singapore Art Prize at the National Museum of Singapore and have recently completed an Asialink Residency hosted by Green Papaya Arts, Philippines, 2018. They are currently working on the next episode of their video project Ex Nilalang; Queen of Horror to premiere in 2020. 

Club Ate, 'ExNilalang Balud', 2015, video still, courtesy the artists

Club Ate, 'LoloExMachina', 2015, video still, courtesy the artists

Club Ate, 'Ex Nilalang: From Creature ~ From Creation', 2017, video still, courtesy the artists

Club Ate, 'Ex Nilalang: From Creature ~ From Creation', 2017, video still, courtesy the artists