2020 Awakenings

October 12 – November 9, 2020

Aupuni Space has partnered with For Freedoms for its 2020 Awakenings billboard initiative, launched in all 50 states. The August 2020 TZ3 residency has produced a video reel that served as a roving series of projections across Honolulu from October 12 to November 9. This projected billboard (titled ‘On Location’), collaboratively produced by Alec Singer, pulled from texts, signs, writings, and materials that were a part of the August residency in order to generate new meaning when projected, at billboard size, onto buildings and surfaces throughout Honolulu. Just as the scale and look of this project is re-contextualized with each nightly projection, this work is intended to grow and evolve as its locations and audiences do.

About For Freedoms: founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo and Wyatt Gallery, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks.

TZ3 FF Week 1.

TZ3 FF Week 2.

TZ3 FF Week 4.

Production team: Marika Emi, Donnie Cervantes, Alec Singer

Documentation: Vincent Bercasio