Wiki tua iwa, Akomanga tua tahi
We first shared our work with the class for a minute each. So interesting!
So many different approaches to riffing on Dale Harding and Yoko Ono.
Got to get out of my track – the only difference between a rut and grave is depth. Need to break out of that!
Enjoyed how people allowed their environment and surroundings to influence their thoughts and feelings, and then responded to that. I feel that for myself I’m too much into technique, and not as much into the freedom of expression, so I need to push myself between those two modes.
3. Pati Solomona Tyrell
Art as a healing process.
Makes Art for himself.
Incorporates multiple mediums, including costume, film, etc.
Explored gender and sexuality in his earlier work.
Answering the questions he has about identity: male/female/other.
Looked at sasa? fafa? as performance.
Fluidity of space referencing fluidity of gender.
Looked at hierarchy of Samoan culture – expressed that queer is at lowest ranking.
Hard to be in a culture where others in culture don’t connect.
4. Angela de la Cruz
Painting as a container for her ideas.
Large scale canvases.
Break down paintings. Not sacred anymore.
Had a stroke, so can’t be as hands on.
A painting and a sculpture.
Humour is very important.
Paintings behaving badly.
I really like this work! Like the idea of breaking away from the normality of a framed canvas.