Pelenakeke Brown is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer, Pelenakeke’s practice explores the intersections between disability cultural concepts and Sāmoan cultural concepts. Her work investigates sites of knowledge, and she uses technology, writing, poetry, and performance to explore these ideas. She has worked with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gibney Dance Center, The New York Library for the Performing Arts and other institutions globally. Selected residencies include Eyebeam, The Laundromat Project, and Dance/NYC. Her work has been featured in Art in America and The New York Times. She was recognised in 2020 with a Creative New Zealand Pacific Toa award.
IMOGEN ZINO is a designer and maker based in Auckland, New Zealand with a background in digital, industrial, jewellery and textile design. This allows her to draw from a range of disciplines and create unique and engaging experiences. Her works are intuitive and tactile in nature; delving into the relationship between body, surface and environment. Her work has been featured in and/or showcased at: Surface Design Journal (USA), Hello May (Australia), Architecture Now (NZ), Artzone (NZ) , The Dowse Art Museum (NZ), Artnow (NZ), The Big Idea (NZ), ECC New Zealand, Craft Aotearoa, Best Awards, Cafe L’affare, Design Assembly, Atelier Jones Design, NZ Festival of Architecture (2019), Re News, The Centre of Design Research, Good Health Design, Design for Health Journal, St Paul St Gallery & Thistle Hall.
Jesse Austin-Stewart is a sound artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. He is a composer, sound artist, producer, and academic and is currently completing his PhD at Massey University exploring barriers of capital to spatial audio. As a sound artist, Jesse creates works that explore ways to make the field of spatial audio more inclusive. This creative practice often explores the intersection of spatial audio and disability and hearing, while also acknowledging barriers of finance and education. He has written works for contemporary dance and film and composed and curated performance art works and sound installations, among other works which have been exhibited in Aotearoa New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Sweden, and France. As a producer and audio engineer, he has recorded work for short films, orchestra, solo artists and bands, small ensemble, opera, and various other configurations.