Para Site is pleased to present the performance, tagatanu’u, conceived and performed by– Para Site’s current artist-in-residence. In the performance, speaks in , French and English to criticise commodified nuts, medicines, and exoticised bodies that have simultaneously been crushed by missionary body-, spirit-, sex-shaming and the extraction of labour into tourism, military, security, nuclear testing and plantations. He purposefully immerses his body in water, flowers and nuts in a way that is currently taboo in Sāmoan and other Indigenous cultures, to be in his body in a way that has power over intergenerational trauma and violence.
This work has been developed in Honolulu, Kelowna, Narrm/Melbourne with
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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