TEMPLE CHILDREN RESIDENCY, ARTIST FILMS

2017 DIRECTOR'S CUT, FILM BY EMAD RASHIDI

 

A peek into our 2017 experiment on the Big Island of Hawaii'i, merging food + art + environment for the benefit of the Hilo community, featuring Ellen Rutt, Cryptik, MEGGS, Emad Rashidi, Shun Ceramics, Mark and Soni Pomaski of Moon and Turtle, and Ernie Gray of Poke Market. 


Shot and Directed by our featured filmmaker, Emad Rashidi / Music by Emiliano Secchi, "The Reason."

 
 

'Revitalize Hilo' RESIDENCY FALL 2016, FILM BY CORY S. MARTIN

 

This fully immersive public art and sustainability activation featured artists - Jet Martinez, Yoskay Yamamoto, Rick Hayward, Emily Devers, Sam Yong, Kai'ili Kaulukukui and Brandy Serikaku; and our visiting filmmaker Cory S. Martin. Our goal was to connect them with the Big Island culture, environment, and food, and to create a platform where they could contribute to these values through their art.

 
 

WAIPI'O WORKDAY, FILM BY CORY S. MARTIN

 

An overarching aspect of our residency project is food sustainability. With the help of our community, we feed our artists near to 100% locally sourced Big Island fare and teach them why eating local is vital in lowering your carbon footprint. We encourage action in addition to awareness and positive messaging through our public artworks.

Mahalo to Kulia and Jesse from Pohaha I Ka Lani for allowing us the platform to educate and give back to our island.

 
 

KILAUEA ECOGUIDES LAVA TOUR, VIDEO BY CORY S. MARTIN

 

Connecting the artists to our living island is a vital element of our residency. Mahalo to Storm and Malia of Kilauea EcoGuides for partnering with us to provide education and cultural context for our visitors when experiencing these sacred places.
Through Kilauea EcoGuides' guidance and expertise, we were able to take our 2016 visiting artists to experience a very rare lava "skylight." 

 
 

lauren ys' 'piscean' mural, film by adam palumbo

 

Oakland-based artist Lauren YS painted the entire side of Hilo Town Tavern on Keawe Street in Downtown Hilo. Her mural, titled 'Piscean,' is a fantastical portrait of her younger sister Dani as a cyber-hybrid space biologist traversing a sustainable future dreamscape. Dani interned at NASA with a focus in researching plants that could sustain life on Mars and just graduated with her degree in astrobiology, so Lauren congratulates her by painting her portrait as a sea-witch with a Piscean space-helmet scrutinizing the local flora for its nutrient content. 

 
 

WOODEN WAVE X MEGGS' 'KALAMAKUA' MURAL, FILM BY ADAM PALUMBO

 

This Wooden Wave x MEGGS mural was created in collaboration with our friends at Energy Excelerator, who are a mission-driven non-profit organization with the mandate to solve the world’s energy systems challenges through innovation, starting in Hawaii and Asia Pacific. In considering Hilo's close relationship to the ocean and Energy Excelerator's mission, Wooden Wave's maritime scene utilizes as many community-minded sustainability systems as possible for the mural, titled ‘Kalamakua.’  

Kalamakua translates to the idea of bearing a torch for the next generation, or carrying a light.