here and there
Date: 17 March 2023, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Sentosa Cove Village
Free, by registation.
Taking place at Sentosa Cove Village alongside the site-responsive installation KĪPUKA [for “Natasha”], this three-part public program, here and there, is conceived by a group of friends and frequent collaborators.
The program begins with a weaving workshop, Māka Puke, Bookmark, led by Maile Meyer and Sancia Miala Shiba Nash of KEANAHALA, an Oʻahu-based community-oriented weaving initiative of Puʻuhonua Society, a Honolulu not-for-profit arts and cultures organization. Participants will work closely with one another to weave their own lauhala (pandanus leaf) bookmarks.
Following this hands-on activity, writer Wong Binghao will moderate a panel discussion, Of Islands and Intersections, between artist Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, curator Fang-Tze Hsu, and educator George Radics. The discussion will be rooted in the personal and professional experiences of the speakers and engage some of the overlapping and diverging archipelagic realities of Okinawa, the Philippines, Guåhan, Hawaiʻi, and Singapore.
To close out the evening, poet Richard Hamasaki will offer a reading, Afterlives, The Radical Possibilities of Friendship, that interweaves a selection of his poems with those of Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947–1984) a fellow poet and beloved friend. Come as you are, leave when you like—here and there is casual, eclectic, free, and open to all.
- Māka Puke, Bookmark, 2.30pm–5pm
- Of Islands, An Intersectional Discussion, 5pm–6.30pm
- Afterlives, The Radical Possibilities of Friendship, 6.30pm – 7pm