Talanoa: Ioane Ioane

Our Talanoa series comes out of our Marsden Project (2019-2023), 'Vā Moana: space and relationality in Pacific thought and identity'.

It was Ioane (John) Ioane who once stated, in a panel discussion at our 2021 Vā Moana conference, that while visiting Sāmoa the “vā just got pulled out of me. It was placed at the airport when I arrived, and I collected it three months later and took it back home.” In this interview, Ioane discusses encountering teu le vā in his family upbringing, his approach to the idea, and being present at the beginnings of the Pacific Art movement in Tāmaki Makaurau in the late 1980s.

To cite: Ioane, I. (2022, 26 May) Interview with Ioane Ioane (Videographer/editor: Paul Janman, interviewer: Albert L. Refiti). Vā Moana: space and relationality in Pacific thought and identity interviews, Vā Moana - Pacific Spaces Research Cluster, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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