Join us for an artist talk and publication launch for Jaimie Waititi’s ReMoanafication: Time is a space. Jaimie will explore and discuss ReMoanafication/ReIndigenisation/ReMāorification with a guest.
‘ReMoanafication’ is a repositioning for Moana artists to centre tīpuna as a form of reclaiming sovereignty. ReMoanafication: Time is a space is presented in two modes: on Tautai’s public Moana Wall on East Street; and, now, as a print and digital publication to be launched at this event.
Tyla Vaeau will be periodically presenting the art of tatau within the gallery space. These sessions are unscheduled, you may happen upon a session at any time throughout the duration of the exhibition. For this scheduled event, join a talanoa about the politics and perceptions of tatau.
Join Jasmine Tuiā accompanied by her good friend and artist Eric Soakai to sit, stitch and kava-noa. Kava-noa is a mix of kava and talanoa; “noa” also implies openness and balance.
Jasmine’s work Folau pea speaks of talanoa as a key element in her process of making. Talanoa remembers relationships to a time as well as people and place. Through this process, the collective is acknowledged in her work. Kava is a well-known Pacific beverage made out of kava roots, and used in ceremonies and group gatherings. In sharing kava with we create and Talanoa, we remember a space and time that helps us continue our individual and collective practices.
For this event, we will use fabric as an alternative to tapa. Like tapa, and other textiles, we can think of fabric as a time/memory capsule. We can stitch items, signs, objects or any subjects onto it, and it will become a tangible representation of your experience of a time and place. Participants are welcome to take their embroideries home or gift each other a piece after the workshop.
Tuāfale Tanoa’i aka DJ Linda T. will be activating her work Chasing Chaka during the exhibition. Come along and dance, move n’ lue to some classic beats! Check out what dates DJ Linda T. will be activating her work ➡️