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Fafswag the MOKU takeover

  • MOKU Pacific HQ 56 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS United Kingdom (map)

In their first tour of Europe...

Contemporary New Zealand based Pacific Island QTIPOC collective Fafswag joins us at MOKU. 

Fafswag is a visual arts incubator for queer indigenous creatives working collaboratively to activate public and digital space and disavow false representation of queer brown identities and bodies through creativity and self-expression. 

fafswag.com

Their collective practices include filmmaking, live art, performance art, adornment and dance and in many cases, some or all of these elements are combined to produce dynamic new work that is firmly rooted in their Pacific Island community and cultures. 

Their most recent work is a revolutionary piece of digital immersive art. Fafswagvogue sees the elements of gaming, dance, documentary making and surveillance brought together in a 'Manga' meets 'The Terminator' world of dance battles, underground cityscapes and Polynesian culture. 

Hollywood Director and the producer of the project Taika Waititi had this to say about the project

"Auckland is burning! So proud to support such strong artists and this beautiful part of NZ culture. I love this project so much!" 

fafswagvogue.com

This is a chance to meet five members of the collective. There will be a screening of their new work fafswagvogue.com that will be followed by a panel discussion where you will be able to ask them questions and well learning more about the making of the new work, their collective art practice and what the future holds for them as contemporary Pacific island artist.

Ticket price £15.00 cash on the door 

Timings. 

4pm Doors Open 
4.15pm Introductions and screening 
5.00pm Break 
5.15pm Panel talk 
6pm Doors

For press information email interislandcollective@gmail.com

For more recent conversations about their work, please follow this link. 

www.vice.com/en_nz/article/j5nkb4/aucklands-vogue-balls-are-a-church-for-queers-and-everyone-else

Earlier Event: August 14
Lei Making with Jaqui Brown