This is a paper I wrote in early 2009 for Mai magazine on an internship award given from Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, University of Auckland.
This article examines some of the ways in which young Māori women are negotiating their lives through contemporary colonization. By sharing stories around the key concepts of race and gender, insight is given into the notions of racist exclusivity and patriarchal authority in relation to being a Māori woman. The artistic practices of the participants are revealed as being ways in which to critique these subordinating notions, and to find a sense of agency or tino rangatiratanga that is relevant to their multi-cultural, multiperspectival realities.
Keywords: artistic practice; colonization; feminist theory; Kaupapa Māori; multi-culturalism
- Hine 2012 Performance Journal
As part of our performance of HINE 2012 we compiled a journal to share dialogue around our practices and to provoke on-going discussion around the context of our work. We have some left and are selling them for $10 a pop. Contributions from Dudley Benson, Sean Curham, Danny Butt, Tiopira McDowell, Kristian Larsen, Tru Paraha and myself. Email me email@example.com or leave a comment on this post if you would like to purchase one.