In the short film Ulu Kupu by Tiare Ribeaux and Jody Stillwater, Kānaka Maoli and O’ahu-based artists contribute to a collective work that emphasizes the sacredness of Wai (water), and the rainforests that hold their watersheds. The film portrays a performance of harvesting plants/materials from the 'āina (the land, all that feeds) and our connection to the elemental as part of our cosmological ancestry in Hawai’i.
As a subject in the film, Lum will discuss the film and how it has been expressed in Honolulu in a multi-site exhibition that spans Aupuni Space and the Hawai’i State Art Museum POD. Lum will also relate the work to a new film project Pō'ele Wai directed by Ribeaux and Stillwater with a trailer unveiled at the screening.
Followed by an artist talk with Nanea Lum and Jody Stillwater moderated by Sebastian Galasso.
Presented by Ontopo