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Get To Work’s art comes from their lived experience. Between them, the trio (Georgia Taia, Paris Taia and Tracy Quan) have a mixed bag of culture to call upon. While they all grew up in Australia, their heritage spans across the Pacific Islands, Europe and China. At times they feel a sense of belonging to Australia, other times they feel exoticised. Stereotypes stick, even though they all grew up a long way from pacific traditions.
Using dance, performance and video; Get To Work blend pop culture and Pacific Island traditions, where there is both connection and disconnect. They use pop cultural references to pick up themes of ‘otherness’ and how it is gobbled up today. They highlight the absurdity of the stereotypes Pacific Islanders are associated with.