“We have forgotten how to remember so much…” —Teresia Teaiwa
OCEANIA spans opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean in search of what ties our seemingly fragmented histories, disparate experiences and fates—together. The story is centered on the island nation of Kiribati—predicted to be uninhabitable by 2030 due to rising sea levels brought by climate change.
As OCEANIA maintains a tension between both discovery and potential loss, we are invited to recenter our relationship to climate science data and facts—feeling the emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of the ecological crisis. OCEANIA is an elegy, an inquiry and a call to action—as it asks us to reconsider what connections are most vital to human and ecological survival and why we must reestablish them if we are to survive as a species.