27, Diaspora Drama & Artist Talk by Kesa


Diaspora means when you do research, it comes up many times in a search browser. Anyone who isn’t JAMES, of Tangata Te Whenua. How Pacific Islanders present themselves in their homeland. It talks about dissemination, migration disposition, displacement and scattering. When people have moved here, it difined by a protest that happened years ago with the Black Panther movement. They organised a march, it wasn’t so successful. Representation. Reviewer for Harry, played by Oscar. Creative NZ made a promotional postcard in 2001, full body white paint. This is what happens here, we forget where we came from with Installation views.


ARTIST TALK: She talks about what she wears a Evala, since she just went to a Samoan funeral. Which is like a fine art form. She enjoys the whole interactive interaction of each individual. temporal. All artists that present a heritage. To name a few of them; Comtemporary: Stan Lolohea, Genevere, Robin White, Michel Mulipola, Leilani Kake, Tanu Gago and Konai Helu Thaman, also Comics. Traditional: Tau Tattoo, Dusky Maiden Dance, John Pule and Hair-cutting, Nikki Hanson too. They don’t use the traditional in the Pacific world. When Te Papa opened, this word implies that this world is static and not so much as traditional. She went to Uni and didn’t understand of these terminologies. She never uses these words, afterwards her family reads each others stuff. She kept working there and as a Curator. Leaving Te Papa, interested in still work, in Women’s art as art forms and as a fine art form. Performer, is a material art. They make tapa cloths, its part of this process in her work. This is an art form that is quite significant to these art forms she had learned throughout her entire job status. Heritage, it wasn’t used in this terminology. Taking traditional out of Creative NZ, to use this word, Heritage instead of Traditional. Making these people understand the word of Heritage. They were going through the same conversations, trying to talk about through different culture groups, but in a Tongan Perspective. You are responsible for this term of terminology, they use this word Heritage to make others understand the differences between Traditional and Heritage. There a lot more depth in that. Art forms are found as traditional. It’s what they are drawn into and these guys are in and out of the gallery. Why? They wear a living art form. It questions what she has learned and to make everyone understand, what is a contemporary art. The differences between Contemporary, Heritage and Traditional. It makes sense for her now. This is where our source of inspiration comes from, creating works to put them in a gallery. Display them there and get a wonderful response, whether it is positive or negative. It doesn’t matter, it is alright to make mistake. Negative feedback is good, because you can learn from those mistakes you were told about and that these things can be fixed whether you realise it or not. It is like saying, Your work sucks, but it could improve by more and greater and outstanding works that others have never seen before.  When meeting new people, it is good to introduce yourself, they were very impressed on how these works had turned out, such a great turn out too. People hold these collaborations of many examples of this gallery she visited. She was impressed with Robin White’s work. She enjoyed it very much. Two Rooms Gallery was who’s who in mainstream art. It was quite sad for her, because it wouldn’t be a Tongan Creative. But it was amazing and great, it was quite stunning and the pigments they used. Knowledge involved and this master of rituals are included. Robin became a huge part of her experiences and she continues this way of involvement.


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