Darcell Apelu is an artist of New Zealand European and Niuean decent. Darcell’s art practice involves mediums such as moving image, sound, performance and installation. Her practice is informed by her experiences as an afakasi female. The body plays an important role as she explores perceptions of the Pacific body, identity and of "being other" within the social climate of New Zealand. She explores the duality of the Pacific community with a populace-autobiographical perspective within the western masculine framework.