"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."
Two of the artist's parallel worlds combined: wood chopping and their Polynesian culture.
The disapproval of family members is physically manifested and endured.
Two of the artist's parallel worlds are combined: woodchopping and their Polynesian culture.
Apelu explores the mythology surrounding Hine-nui-te-pō, the daughter of the god Tāne.
An Interview with Darcell Apelu
Darcell Apelu talks to Mark Williams about a recent residency in Yorkshire spent contemplating her practice.