Discipline: Multidisciplinary; movement, writing, visual, storytelling
Based In: Washington Heights, Manhattan
My art practice is grounded within the Samoan concept of the vā or ‘in-between space.’ Vā centers spatial relationships as a way to understand and move in the world. In my art practice, this translates to interrogating relationships, how we relate to ourselves, each other and the larger world. This can be between humans but also includes structures of power and other ephemera. I am fascinated with the in-between space in which we spatially relate with each other and how our in-between spaces inform the way we move in the world. My work whether it be through hair, the medical file or technology and Samoan tatau (tattoo) is looking at the connections between the self and the outside world and the relational grounding that occurs in this in-between vā (space).