Artist Spotlight: Melissa Gilbert

Multidisciplinary artist, Melissa Gilbert shares her storytelling practice which she communicates through the performance of activation. She explains how her first activation she performed at Tautai during Artweek 2019 influenced her 2020 Fale-ship work, which is currently showing as part of the Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti exhibition

“During that performance I kind of had a bit of an out of body experience. The year after that activation, I kind of spent having a bit of a talanoa kind of trying to understand and verbalise that experience and that’s what came out of my Fale-ship.”

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Video by NoSix

Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th

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