Darcell Apelu

Touchdown (2017)

4 min 25 secDigital Video / Sound

"Touchdown is a performance and moving image installation that responses to the the Offstage 8 kaupapa of being 'Tauiwi'. The work considers the body's connection with land the premise for the performance, such as the moment of touching the earth in a way and therefore becoming tauiwi as a migrant from Britain and Niue."

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