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Ua noʻonoʻo ʻo Alice Rekab i kahi papahana e ʻimi nei i nā ʻano ʻeleʻele a me nā lāhui like ʻole ma Ireland.

ʻO Alice Rekab, Samir's Prism, 2021, Kikohoʻe Drawing Collage; kiʻi © a me ka mahalo i ka mea pena. ʻO Alice Rekab, Samir's Prism, 2021, Kikohoʻe Drawing Collage; kiʻi © a me ka mahalo i ka mea pena.

ʻO 'FAMILY LINES' kahi he papahana multi-platform aʻu i kūkulu ai me ke kākoʻo o ka Douglas Hyde Gallery a me ka Arts Council of Ireland. Lawe ʻia ke ʻano o kahi hōʻike hoʻokahi o nā hana hou i kauoha ʻia; he papahana no ka lehulehu o nā papa hana, i hoʻomohala ʻia me ka hui pū ʻana me ʻEireann a me I (he waihona kaiaulu no nā poʻe ʻeleʻele i ʻIlelani); nā hōʻikeʻike lehulehu, e hōʻike ana i nā hana a Martina Attille, Black Audio Film Collective, Larry Achiampong, Jennifer Martin, Holly Graham, Zinzi Minott, a me Salma Ahmad Caller; a me nā papa hoʻolaha lehulehu e Henrique Paris ma ka laulima ʻana me Cypher Billboard, Lākana. 'Ike 'o 'FAMILY LINES' i nā 'ike no ka ne'e 'ana a me ke ola 'ana i loko o ka 'ohana 'ohana a e kālele ana i ke ola 'Ele'ele a me Mixed-Race ma 'Ilelani ma na hanauna. 

ʻO wau ke keiki make keʻokeʻo o ka male hui ʻia i hānau ʻia ma kahi ākea keʻokeʻo. ʻO Dublin i ka hopena o 1980s a me ka 1990s mua he monoculture a ʻo wau wale nō kaʻu i ʻike me kahi makuakāne ʻeleʻele a me ke kupuna wahine. Ua aʻo au i kā mākou moʻolelo ma ka puʻuwai - ʻo wai mākou a no hea mākou i hele mai ai. Ua lawe au i kiʻi. Ua aʻo au i ka poʻe pehea e ʻōlelo ai i ko mākou inoa ʻo Rekab. ʻO kahi ʻāpana i ʻoki ʻia mai kahi ʻāpana nui aku, kahi laʻana kumu, kahi papa helu pōkole: Temne1, Sierra Leone, Magburka2, Suria, labneh3, granat stew4, lole kālepa, Dublin, kula hānai, haʻawina elocution, nuns, koʻu makuakāne hoʻokani pila, koʻu makuahine. he mea pena kii. He mau ʻāpana ola kēia i hoʻomanaʻo ʻia a haʻi hou ʻia, i ulana pū ʻia i moʻolelo paʻa i ka pane ʻana i kēlā nīnau nīnau:  “No hea mai ʻoe?”

Ma muli o koʻu ʻili māmā, ua nīnau ka poʻe inā he keiki wau a koʻu makuakāne. Ua haʻi au i nā ʻāpana like ʻole o koʻu moʻolelo ʻohana i nā kānaka like ʻole. ʻO kēia hoʻoponopono hou ʻana he hana hoʻoponopono-like-pale-kūlana; ua hana ia iaʻu he kanaka hou i kēlā me kēia manawa. He ʻano moʻolelo ia i loaʻa mai i ka ʻike ʻana ʻaʻole i hoʻokipa ʻia iaʻu a pau ma kahi ākea. 

ʻO ka hana aʻu i hana ai no 'FAMILY LINES' he ʻāpana ia o ke kaʻina hana o ka hoʻihoʻi hou ʻana i kēia hoʻoponopono hou ʻana a me ka lilo ʻana i ʻaunoa ma ke ʻano he ʻano hoʻokolohua no ka hana kiʻi. Ma o kēia hōʻikeʻike makemake wau e hoʻololi i ka hōʻole o ka haʻi hou ʻana i koʻu ʻokoʻa i kēlā me kēia manawa, i loko o ka dynamism a me ka fluidity e hele mai me ka Mixed-Race a me Irish. ʻO nā kiʻiʻoniʻoni, nā kiʻi kiʻi a me nā paʻi i loko o ka hōʻikeʻike ʻike mea i ʻeli ʻia mai koʻu pilikino pilikino a me nā moʻolelo moʻomeheu like. Hoʻopili lākou me kēia manaʻo o ka hana ʻana i kahi mea hou a pili i nā kiʻi ʻāpana mai nā wahi like ʻole i ka manawa. Hoʻopili ʻia nā kiʻi a me nā mea i waho o ka ʻike maka ʻia a hui pū ʻia i nā ala hiki ʻole ke hiki ma waho o ke kiʻi. 

'O ka 'FAMILY LINES' e pili ana i ka ho'ā'o 'ana e ho'oka'awale i kou 'ano i loko o ka mo'omeheu āu i ulu ai. 'O ia ho'i e pili ana i ka 'imi 'ana iā 'oe iho ma ka huaka'i a kou 'ohana a me ka ho'ā'o 'ana e ho'oka'awale iā 'oe iho ma kahi kokoke i kou mau kūpuna. Hoʻopili a wehewehe ʻia kēlā me kēia māhele o ka papahana i kēia mau manaʻo ma ko lākou ʻano ʻokoʻa a me ke ʻano, e ulana pū ana me nā manaʻo pilikino a me nā manaʻo politika a me ka hōʻike ʻana i nā hana e nīnau ai, hānai, aloha a hoʻomanaʻo ʻo wai mākou a no hea mākou i hele mai ai.

He mea pena kiʻi ʻo Alice Rekab ma 

ʻO Dublin.

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Notes

1 ʻO Temne koʻu kupuna wahine - he kanaka ʻōiwi ʻo Sierra Leonean.

2 He kūlanakauhale liʻiliʻi ʻo Magburka ma ka ʻāina ʻo Sierra Leone, kahi i hānau ʻia ai koʻu kupuna wahine.

3 He kīʻaha Levantine kuʻuna o ka waiu waiu fermented me ke kālika a me ka ʻaila ʻoliva.

4 ʻO kahi kuʻuna Sierra Leonean kuʻuna i hana ʻia me ka pīni.