The action of gifting is an exchange that is a language within many cultures.
From my platform I will engage with audiences in an intimate exchange that welcomes them into my Turangawaewae (place of standing), this performance also draws upon ideas in which audiences bring their own engagement with other cultures. This exchange is a continued exploration into the deconstruction of colonial constructed identities of Pacific and Maori people.
Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a Multi-disciplinary artist who produces work that is heavily influenced by her Maori and Niuean cultural ancestry. In the last few years she has developed strong performance based work that explores constructed identities and translates traditional elements in performances as she shares them in a contemporary space.