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PAWA

Performance Art Week Aotearoa

PAWA BRINGS TOGETHER PERFORMANCE ARTISTS FROM ACROSS AOTEAROA AND THE WORLD TO PRESENT PERFORMANCE ART WORKS, WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND HAPPENINGS ACROSS AOTEAROA. 
 
PAWA IS PRESENTED AND CURATED BY SARA COWDELL. 
 
PAWA 2023
PAWA 2021
PAWA performance art festival 2019
PAWA 2019
PAWA performance art festival 2018
PAWA 2018
PAWA 2023
PAWA 2021
PAWA performance art festival 2019
PAWA 2019
PAWA performance art festival 2018
PAWA 2018
PAWA performance art festival 2017
PAWA 2017
Sara Cowdell (Founder and Artistic Director) says that most performance artists “have an inherent sense of being an outsider.” She speaks about having to be willing to distort your image or the one that society has of you, to be willing to “expose or embarrass yourself.” For Sara, performance art is about the urge for chaos and it appeals to people who are interested in social dynamics. Or, as Carl Naus (Tech Support) puts it, performance art “hacks social understanding.” “To do good performance art you have to have good social acuity,” Carl says –  “or none,” Sara replies without missing a beat.

– Frances Pavletich
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