Queer joy and hot rage
You ready, you hot brown honey you?
Takatāpui unearths the shadowy events of one fateful night among many, an attempt to ‘just be yourself,’ which ends in a cruel act of control. In turns macabre, sardonic, and candid, you’re invited to sit with the truth amidst an electrifying lyrical storm of story and sound.
Perched on a toilet, armed only with a microphone, antidisciplinary artist Daley Rangi holds a solidary flame in a blistering call to action. This is an unflinching account of the violence that haunts us, inspired by ancestry and fuelled by injustice.
Image by Andrea Lim
Takatāpui was first written at Yellamundie Queer Blak Writing Intensive with Moogahlin Performing Arts, under the mentorship of Victor Rodger ONZM. Excerpts and concepts have been further developed through two programs; KISS Club, with PICA and pvi collective, and Adhocracy, with Vitalstatistix. A version of the work was published in Kill Your Darlings’ New Australian Fiction Anthology.
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Writer & Performer
Daley Rangi (they/them)
Composer & Sound Designer
Anesu Matondo (they/them/he)
Emma Stirling (she/her)
Kailyn Crabbe (she/her)
Jessica Negus (she/they)