In the second episode of Interno, Mariam Arcilla speaks with Sezzo, a proud Ngāpuhi woman whose practice investigates what it’s like to be a modern Māori within club music and sociology. Conducted over Zoom, they explore BIPOC narratives in art, music and science, seeking solace during a pandemic, and how cultural knowledge can be manifested through the dancing body. Sezzo also discusses her early days in the Brisbane dance scene, and why she turned her back on the DJ world to pursue a new life in South Korea.
Sezzo is a proud Ngāpuhi woman, DJ, writer and curator. She is interested in what it is to be modern Māori and in the magic of the club. In 2018, Sezzo created the experimental art club night Precog, and in 2019 founded the Māori-Australian art collective Ngāti Kangaru. Sezzo has played at Palais de Tokyo Galerie, Dark Mofo, MONA FOMA, Next Wave Festival, GoMA, Mardi Gras, MCA, IMA, Firstdraft and Falls Festival. She has supported acts including Moor Mother & Black Quantum Futurism, Klein, Le1f, Cher, Coolio and Charli XCX. Sezzo lives and works in Dongtan, South Korea.
Interno Episode 2
Producer & Host: Mariam Arcilla
Soundtrack Music: ‘Step Inside’ by Paper Plane Project
All images courtesy of Sezzo