Time-Knots with Rebecca Ann Hobbs
18 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Rebecca Ann Hobbs' thesis: Ngā Puia o Ihumātao (The Volcanoes of Ihumātao)
Māngere Bridge Tavern
123 Coronation Rd
Saturday the 18th May, 5.30pm
'Time-knots' is a concept borrowed from historian Dipesh Chakrabarty. It is a translation of the Bengali expression shomoy-granthi, which Chakrabarty uses to explain how shomoy, or time, situates us within the structure of a granthi, a knot or joints of various kinds. Where history is commonly understood as a seed that grows straightforwardly into a tree, shomoy-granthi instead likens our temporal existence to a whorl in a tree or a joint in a stick of bamboo. In our lived experience of time, it directs our attention to the intersections of plural lines of histories that exist together and operate within the present.
Time-Knots at ST PAUL St is a framework to support discussions, screenings, readings, performances, and other gatherings. It brings together people, materials and ideas to constitute our present. Within these convergences, multiple pasts and futures co-exist. As Chakrabarty contends, our understanding of our complex and co-mingled times is increased through engagements with plurality.
The second event in the Time-Knots series is Time-Knots with Rebecca Ann Hobbs, a launch party for the Doctorate in Fine Arts thesis Ngā Puia o Ihumātao (The Volcanoes of Ihumātao). Bringing together the ST PAUL St Gallery, art whānau and the Ihumātao peeps, the second Time-Knots event will be situated at the half-way point between these communities – Māngere Bridge Tavern. A line-up of performers will help celebrate our coming-together, join us for a kai, kōrero and a kanikani.
Whaea & The Rumble
Ngā Hine Pūkōrero
In photo: Aunty Bebe and Farrell Clearly.
In photo: Ngā Hine Pūkōrero.
In photo: Whaea Ahikā (Piripi Mackie) of Whaea and The Rumble.
In photo: Balamohan Shingade and Grantis (Grant Apiata).