RFL is entering into a new agreement to provide support FAFSWAG Arts Collective for their project Fa’aafa. FAFSWAG Arts Collective is an LGBTQI+ Pasifika Arts Collective based in Auckland. Their purposes include privileging indigenous cultural practice through the arts and creative industries, advocating for visibility within Pacific communities as well as institutional spaces, decolonising art practice and creating safe spaces for LGBTQI+ people of colour.
In March 2018, they will be travelling their project Fa’aafa to the Wellington Fringe Festival for four performances at Bats Theatre. Fa’aafa combines Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound. Juxtaposed against modern digital projection, Fa’aafa creates a Samoan fagogo (fable) for young urban Polynesians. It examines the spiritual realm of Samoan culture with its emphasis on the relationship between people and spaces and relationships known as Fa’aafa (Samoan concept of ‘half’).