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Sun, 26 Mar


Bendigo Hotel

The Soft Machine

Shibari is Japanese Rope Bondage. ZCluster (Music) Infernal Desire Machine (Shibari) Race Rage (Music) Von Riga (Shibari) Leipzig Lab (Music)

The Soft Machine
The Soft Machine

Time & Location

26 Mar 2023, 6:00 pm

Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

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ZCluster (Music) Infernal Desire Machine (Shibari) Race Rage (Music) Von Riga (Shibari) Leipzig Lab (Music)

What is Shibari? Shibari is Japanese Rope Bondage, and Infernal Desire Machine and Von Riga are two of Naarm Country's best-known neo-Shibari practitioners and performance groups.

About the artists:

ZCluster The industrial/gothic offspring of Sai Jaiden Lillith and INfest8, spinning dark siren songs built on dirty, layered grooves and intense and seductive vocal performances. Filling stages with a manic intensity, chaotic esoterics and fetishistic overtones, Zcluster has delivered powerful, striking and engaging live performances since its inception. 2022 saw the launch of their first full-length album, "The Rapture".

Infernal Desire Machine A collaboration of lovers and partners in crime Sai Jaiden Lillith and Eve X, Infernal Desire Machine is traditional shibari with a punk aesthetic, An explosive, erotic engine; anarchic interrogations of Myth & Power, Flesh & Desire. A wild & wyrd fusion of forms: sex magick, BDSM, dance, burlesque & performance art. Come, Witness.

Race Rage Self-described queer Blak radical rapbrat released their furiously fantastic album Black Medusa just last year - "This record is the soundtrack to a shared decolonised, queer, accessible future, spitting on and rising from the ashes of the systems we burnt down together."

Von Riga A Kinbaku artist and educator based in Naarm, Von Riga takes to the stage like a black-clad bird of prey, injecting a wicked vibrancy into their tying and connection with their co-performer, Nest of Ropes.

Leipzig Lab Modern retro electro-pop artisans Leipzig Lab will be bringing their particular brand of danceable, catchy, off-kilter beats to the show. Be there early to bust open the dancefloor and clear those cobwebs!

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