Daley Rangi (WA)

Takatāpui is an expansive performance work unearthing the transgenerational and collective trauma of colonisation, and the relentless journey to reclaiming sovereignty of body, mind and soul.

Daley Rangi (Te Āti Awa) is an eclectic, award-winning multidisciplinary artist. Raised on Whadjuk Noongar boodja, Daley was born in Aotearoa, with Māori whakapapa. They are neurodiverse and genderqueer, and use these lenses to explore the outer limits of humanity, generating unpredictable and uncomfortable works in a celebration of chaos, queerness and decolonisation.

Working from a deeply personal text, Daley is exploring what it means to be a Takatāpui, a queer Māori human, and what it takes to move through the world in their body, in a grounded, revealing work.

Creative Team: Creator and Performer – Daley Rangi; Video Art Director and Editor – Elham Haakansson-Eshraghian; Video Art Cinematographer – Elliott Nieves

This project is supported by Moogahlin Performing Arts, pvi collective, PICA, and Performance Space.
Image: Daniel James Grant


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.