Paul Maheke lives and works in London.
His current research imagines the body as an archive using its waters as pathways to information and knowledge. This investigation occupy a metaphorical space wherein which the body resonates and echoes with the broader socio-political and historical context that have birthed it.
With particular attention to dance, it proposes to rearticulate the representations of queer Blackness that emerge from Western imaginations by addressing History through non-human subjectivity. It is also a way to question social and geographical relationships to places as they relate to a more personal inquiry that mainly deals with unsettling idea of « main-ness ».
“I collaborated first with Paul on a soundtrack for an installation exhibited at South London Gallery and we have been working a few projects since then. We will be presenting a performance piece that is part of an on-going larger work and research project that explores our similar interests in the invisible non-human realms and its agency, body rhythm and architectural relationships between trance induced performance, sonic waves and memory…”