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An Artist’s Bullish Feeling

by laura cassidy rogers

A performance practice draws attention to ecological fragility and holes in cultural understanding across the Pacific. 

MICHEL TUFFERY and PATRICE KAIKILEKOFEPovi Tau Vaga ("The Challenge"), 1999, 

documentation of performance incorporating dance, 

fire and four bull sculptures. Photo by Mark Richards. Courtesy the artist.

From the dry desert plains of Australia to the humid rain forests of New Guinea, glacial lakes of New Zealand and small, low-lying atolls surrounded by expansive ocean, the populations of the Pacific region live in a wildly divergent range…

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