ACADEMIC WRITING AND PRESENTATIONS
Marika has presented at community art spaces and conferences in New Zealand and Europe. Her research interests include decolonisation, cultural safety, trauma recovery and feminism, in relation to music and art.
HEALING AS ACTIVISM: ART AS PUBLIC HEALTH
An Overview of the Political Role of Music and Performance Art, within the Trauma Recovery Process: a Holistic Self Evaluation.
This performance art lecture is a reflection on the function of my art practice in regards to my identity and sense of self, particularly as a survivor of trauma from childhood sexual abuse. This presentation will be a discussion of the political/personal role of performance, particularly as an avenue for recovery from trauma, through using artistic process and feminist practices to contribute to healing of self.
Alternativities, Selves, Ruptures and Limits Postgraduate Symposium, Leeds Beckett University 16th May 2017,
Athens Museum of Queer Arts June 2017
Performance Art Week Aotearoa, at 19 Tory Street Wellington, 10th November 2017.
DECOLONISING SOUND IN AOTEAROA
Collaboration with Hana Aoake, Kassie Hartendorp, Piupiu-Maya Turei, Virginia Kennard and Jo Armstrong. Presented at Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2016 “White Noise” Conference at CRiSAP London College of Communication, 11th-12th November 2016.
A Podcast artwork exploring conversations in Decolonisation, the relationships between Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand), Pākehā (European New Zealanders) and Tauiwi (other migrant groups), and how the contemporary impacts of colonisation within Aotearoa (New Zealand) affect these relationships.
GENDER INEQUITY IN MUSIC MAKING
Published in Writing Around Sound #2 In Whose Tradition? (2016), an arts journal that is oriented specifically towards engagement with audio culture and contemporary sound practice in New Zealand. This article reflects the socio-cultural-economic barriers to achieving gender equity in contemporary music scenes.