vA // relational space between all things in the world
tagatavAsa // peoples of the oceans, of sacred relational spaces 
teu le vA, tauhi vA, vahA loto mahani mitaki // cherish the va
tA // to beat, strike, mark, form, marking time, rhythm, pace, tempo
 
20/20 // visual acuity of 20/20 is considered “perfect vision”

 

In*ter*is*land Collective wanted to explore, engage and traverse connections in tA and vA (time and space) in 2020.  

 

We did this as we needed a way to connect again too.  

 

We were all impacted in some way by the new reality of being in a global pandemic,

the precarity, scarcity, sadness, grief, loneliness that it inhabited and the sinister presence of racial inequality more violent and overt than ever before.

 

In sending out the above provocation on social media we were privileged to receive a number of responses from creatives based all around the world.  

 

From a base of both London and Aotearoa, we began to curate this digital space which actively prioritised tagata Moana and BIPOC artists and their creations.  

 

We gift you a version of 2020, as seen through the eyes of
these artists - and we thank them all for their time, energy
and vulnerability.

 

Monuina, ia manuia, kia ora and thank you, 

 

In*ter*is*land Collective