16 May 2020

Keke Brown: disability as artistry

From Saturday Morning, 10:40 am on 16 May 2020
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Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown has recently returned to Aotearoa after being based in NYC for six years.

An interdisciplinary artist, her work spans art, writing, and performance.  

She's become the interim artistic director of Touch Compass, a professional performance company showcasing work from artists, writers, and actors with and without disabilities.

A founding member of the company, she's now the first artist with a disability to lead it.

Among the subjects up for discussion, how her art practice is grounded in the Samoan concept of the vā (the space that connects people through their relationships).