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Mana Moana with visiting award-winning artist Visesio Siasau from Tonga


Mana Moana with visiting award-winning artist Visesio Siasau from Tonga

Mana is power and Moana is ocean, which in this context pointing at the Moana of the Polynesian region. Combining the two words Mana moana, signify the collective power of the mutual convergence of visual and intangible resonance, the wholeness of our sphere moana, enabling the dematerialising the dialectical processes that is in the subjectivity of the mind into time category as a fragmentation and illusion of the mind allowing the dialogical of collective emergence into the Moanan spherical wholeness that materialise in moana – ocean of energies. This is an epistemological shift in consciousness – Laumalie, spiritual led, non attaching to Christian religion and political principles.

Visesio Poasi Siasau is a carver, painter, and fiber artist from the Pacific island Kingdom of Tonga and is one of the most significant contemporary practitioners of Tongan Art. Siasau comes from a hereditary guild of Tongan “Tufunga” (or ritual practioners/artists) and is a highly accomplished carver in the traditional Tongan style, producing works for numerous royal families across the Pacific. He is the first Tongan artist to be awarded the Wallace Art Prize.

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