⇧ 4 APRIL – 26 APRIL
⇨ISABELLA WHAWHAI WARU
Driftwood and seaweed are our taonga when home is away from home. I dragged a stone down my spine and gave it to you. Everything is precious when learning (yearning) from bone…
Passage navigates the re-imagining, re-negotiating, re-building and re-enacting of ritual and rite of passage (or the absence of) for Oceanic children, of the diaspora. Reflecting upon how (dis)connection to culture, whenua//land, tupuna//ancestors and self, manifests across Oceans. What communication becomes when a language has been buried.
Functioning as a sacred space, each visitor contributes to its mana, and cyclically, Isabella Waru will return to the space to enact//perform their own rituals. Over the duration of the exhibition the space will undergo its own transition.
Passage excavates vessels for transition, growth, birth, death and rebirth. It refers to the holding patterns of in-between spaces. It refers to ignited movement. It refers to Passageways.