What inspires your art practice?
Inclusion and diversity inspires our art practice. The challenge of incorporating different physicalities and thought processes into a performance or installation that, in turn, challenges perceptions around what performance is and who can do it. Touch Compass not only envisages a seamless society, we actively seek it out.Social change is what we’re about.
What materials do you work in?
We work with the human form, in all it’s diverse and beautiful forms. We are all unique and beautiful in different ways and all have our place in the world. We ask that you appreciate and value each other for what we all bring, to form the society we share today.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
On Display is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. On Display began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
You will see Touch Compass work on the street, in public places, in our cities and regional locations, in theatres and schools, community centres, cinemas, public gardens, art galleries and exhibition venues.