"Ancestors whisper themselves into my dreams in languages I don’t speak and if these are the lights that are meant to guide me home, why don’t I know their faces?”
Lyrical poet Lay the Mystic is teaming up with Iki San, Sioness, Veisinia Tonga and Lesieli Taufa to explore the construction of identity. How reliable is the interpretation of culture passed down in a foreign language? How much gets lost in translation? How do your surroundings and the dominant value systems on another's land influence what you choose to keep and discard?
From the insides of floral sculptures, these artists will sing, dance and speak to you as dreams do. Sharing stories of things we tried to learn and the pieces of history that we will and will not glean.
Presented as part of Critical Mass.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, adult themes, references to drugs and alcohol, sexual references