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Tawhanga Nopera: Tranny tricks, Blending & Contouring

Tawhanga Nopera: Tranny tricks, Blending & Contouring

Tawhanga Nopera is from New Zealand and he integrates his knowledge of the Maori school of artistic weaving with performance and digital art paradigms. In doing so, Tawhanga aims to create works that critique hegemonic discourses, destabilise pervasive stereotypes and ultimately empower Maori notions of identity. Tawhanga’s creative practice affirms Indigenous ways of being, to expose both the positive and negative impacts of globalisation.
According to Tawhanga, a self identified Trans* person, Trans-people are often perceived as tricksters; people who hide parts of their lives away, to fit socially acceptable norms. His research flips perceptions and instead argues that acceptable norms embrace trickstery behaviours; rules of propriety intended to hide difficult social realities. Tawhanga believes that a trans perspective both blends and contours context; it allows fluid ways to interpret engagements. Lana Woolf spoke to Tawhanga about his trans journey.
The opening music is Tears On

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