[a lyrical essay about shapeshifting]
"The meaning of Pacific art is defined by Pacific audiences, and the way Pacific art is encountered in “Pacific space”. The conversation that art facilitates is carefully held space where views and truths have time to swim with each other. That territory, where curators, gallerists and arts workers swim, listening and talking, translates, transmits and embeds meaning. Here, talanoa—oral (and silent) exchanges, shaped by connections, closeness and context—is sacred."