Edition 1 + 1 AP
Nā Ka'e o ka Manawa is a part of a photo series of composite panoramas that aims to shift the perception of the viewer into recognizing rocks, trees, water and the ʻāina (land) as extensions of the body, or the other way, of the body as an extension of the unfurling tide of the land. By connecting to the lava rocks on Wailuku river, which was once molten lava, Ribeaux’s body traces the edges of the rocks and performs the atemporality of lava - how it has moved over time when molten liquid, like a dance, and after solidification, how it is reformed constantly by the river. These images also play with their atemporal nature - existing out of time to a space that is boundless, extending to the beginning and the end of time.
1/3 of the artist proceeds from this NFT sale will be donated to the Aloha‘Āina Support Fund, which prioritizes frontline logistical support for non-violent direct actions taken to protect Mauna Kea from further industrial development and the construction of the TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) if this piece is acquired.
Tiare Ribeaux is a Kanaka Maoli/mixed race artist and filmmaker originally from Honolulu and based in the Bay Area, and the Founder of B4BEL4B gallery. Her work employs storytelling and visual narrative to make visible social and ecological imbalances while imagining more regenerative futures. Her work explores how both our bodies and the technologies we use are entangled with the environment, and aims to recenter indigenous narratives. She has shown work both nationally and internationally, and has won numerous grants and awards for her artistic leadership.
Jody Stillwater 周青海 is a writer, director and creative technologist whose project themes are based in dream logic and tactile reality, with a modern, transformative approach to visual semiotics & archetype. His work has been featured at the de Young museum, YBCA, Mutek, Transfer Gallery and ISEA, with commissions from Google, Knotel and Bentley Mills. His cultural background is Chinese/Norwegian/Cherokee-American and he identifies as mixed.