Sea Birth three

2020

“Through the Sea Birth trilogy, Jack draws upon maritime history of Okinawa, where the islands’ folklore adds crucial perspectives often missing in current reporting of issues. In Sea Birth three, the final part of the trilogy, the painting sets the scene in Henoko-Ōura Bay with signs of resistance arising from the forest, the video provides context for the political contestations in the bay and the driftwood becomes a home for the fire spirits to return to their rightful habitat.”

– Jaimey Hamilton Faris & Azusa Takahashi

Special thanks to Masayuki Tamae, Leona Nishinaga, Hideaki Gushiken, Takeshi Ishihara, Osamu Makishi, Yukino Inamine, Soma Takahashi, Piko Ishihara, Monica Kim, Keith Teo, Nathasha Lee, Yuto Mori, Noa Jack. Kristen Ho Hui Yan, the Georgette Chen Foundation, and Wakagenoitari Village.


Sea Birth three

2020
Installation view
Photo by Kelly Ciurej

Sea Birth three

2020
4K digital video still frame
15’33”

Home for Pīdama

2020
Aged driftwood
29.5″ x 13″ x 8″
Photo by Kelly Ciurej

Sea Birth three

2020
4K digital video still frame
15’33”

Spirits of Ōura

2020
Walnut ink on paper
53″ x 174.4″
Photo by Kelly Ciurej