Tōku reo, tōku ohooho, tōku reo, tōku mapihi maurea.
My language is my awakening, my language is my treasure.
Presented by New Wayfinders and curated by Isabella Whāwhai Waru, 'Insurge' is an exhibition featuring new work by visual, sound, and performance artists of Oceanic descent, commissioned by Kingston Arts.
In the United Nation’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, 'Insurge' ignites the voices, and documents the languages, stories and talanoa//korero//conversations of Birraranga’s diasporic Pasifika peoples. We call in the mana of our peoples, our voices and our storytelling for a process of cultural resurgence, revitalising the power of our ancestral tongues; the vast and complex languages of the Pacific.