Curated by FAFSWAG artist Akashi Fisi’inaua, aka Queen Kapussi, Xhrome Xhrysalis is a one-off interdisciplinary project designed through the premise of digital and IRL spaces for indigenous queer artists of colour.
Following their massive success as company-in-residence, FAFSWAG Arts Collective takes over the Basement Theatre for one night during Auckland Pride 2018. Snatching up both levels, this event will see artists occupy the entire building for a full-scale digital gathering of local and international indigenous artists of colour.
Xhrome Xhrysalis seeks to connect seasoned practitioners with emerging new talent to present a snapshot of Auckland’s burgeoning underground visual arts culture. The event combines fashion, music, DJs, installation, activation and live performance.
Headlined by iconic Pacific Sister, Rosanna Raymond, and featuring a number of Auckland’s hottest live acts and Poly instigators, activators and artists, including Coco Solid, Guilherme Taccetti, WITCH BITCH, Big Fat Raro, Bhenji Ra, Brown Boy Magik, Linda T, Whaea Queenie, FANG, Reuelu Aati, Hamishi Farah, Virgo Summers, Julian Chote, Tanu Gago, Jermaine Dean and Mistress.