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About the Artist: Latai Taumoepeau

About the Artist: Latai Taumoepeau L atai Taumoepeau makes live art, drawing from her homeland, the Kingdom of Tonga, and her birthplace, Sydney, land of the Eora Nation. Her body-centered faivā (perfor- mance practice) emerges from Tongan philos- ophies of relational space and time, integrat- ing ancient and everyday temporal practice to illustrate the impact of environmental and social crisis in Oceania. Through her engage- ment with the sociopolitical landscape of Aus- tralia, spotlighting issues related to race, class, and the female body politic, she seeks to bring Photo by minority community voices and experiences Stelios Papadakis into the foreground. Taumoepeau has presented and performed works at various events and venues in Melbourne, Queensland, and Sydney, as well as at festivals and galleries in Berlin, Hong Kong, and London. Since 2016, she has been working with Arts House in Melbourne on Refuge, an annual artist-led community preparedness program held in collaboration with Emergency Management Victoria and other community stakeholders (see also Man- gioni, this issue). She is also involved in climate change advocacy for Pacific Island nations through various community engagement projects and regional campaigns. In addition to her artistic practice, Taumoepeau has worked for Play- writing Australia, where she facilitated an introductory playwriting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

About the Artist: Latai Taumoepeau

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 33 (1) – Jun 3, 2021

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Abstract

L atai Taumoepeau makes live art, drawing from her homeland, the Kingdom of Tonga, and her birthplace, Sydney, land of the Eora Nation. Her body-centered faivā (perfor- mance practice) emerges from Tongan philos- ophies of relational space and time, integrat- ing ancient and everyday temporal practice to illustrate the impact of environmental and social crisis in Oceania. Through her engage- ment with the sociopolitical landscape of Aus- tralia, spotlighting issues related to race, class, and the female body politic, she seeks to bring Photo by minority community voices and experiences Stelios Papadakis into the foreground. Taumoepeau has presented and performed works at various events and venues in Melbourne, Queensland, and Sydney, as well as at festivals and galleries in Berlin, Hong Kong, and London. Since 2016, she has been working with Arts House in Melbourne on Refuge, an annual artist-led community preparedness program held in collaboration with Emergency Management Victoria and other community stakeholders (see also Man- gioni, this issue). She is also involved in climate change advocacy for Pacific Island nations through various community engagement projects and regional campaigns. In addition to her artistic practice, Taumoepeau has worked for Play- writing Australia, where she facilitated an introductory playwriting

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 3, 2021

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