May 7, 2022, 4–5pm EDT
Ulu Kupu, presented by Ontopo
Pier 36
299 South Street
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.