On the Couch with Maggie Zhu

ACM Maggie Zhu photo by Wild HardtWho is Maggie Zhu?
Maggie Zhu (also known as Maggz) is a Melbourne based movement / multidisciplinary artist, specialising in waacking – a dance style that originates from predominantly arm movements. Traversing amongst dance battles, live performances and installations and interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists, Maggz aspires to explore the possibilities of art and creativity whilst evoking the beauty of individuality within self and others.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
What I would do differently depends on where my present being takes me.

Who inspires you and why?
Nuances from everyday life, fashion, sustainability, human relations – to help me understand what aliveness is at present.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would keep doing what I’m passionate about, creating, expressing, and keep believing that my beings will be received by the world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Cambodia – food, history, and the person I went with…

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Depends on the friends really, but will always take people for a walk around my neighborhood to share my daily life

What are you currently reading?
The Essential Guide to 200 Groundbreaking Artists by Charlotte Bonham Carter and David Hodge.

What are you currently listening to?
Dior Talks podcast.

Happiness is?
Honour my being.

What does the future hold for you?
Excitement within uncertainties, with ambition, hard work and persistence.

Maggie can be seen in I Am Maggie (with Maggie Chen) by Jonathan Homsey as part of Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe’s 2020 Take Over! At Home Residency Showing on Saturday 29 August. For more information, visit: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au for details.

Image: Maggie Zhu – photo by Wild Hardt

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