Reading: Maps to the Ancestors by Peter Daniel Sipeli (Fiji)

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Reading: Maps to the Ancestors by Peter Daniel Sipeli (Fiji)

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Description

13 Oct 2018, Sat 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Maps to the Ancestors
is a poem by Peter Sipeli that leverages digital tools using sound, imagery, and spoken word. It is part of a solo performance exploring ways of connection with the ancestors premised on the belief that to be without language is to be caught in a state of being without maps, without the vehicle to allow one’s access to the knowledge of the ancestors. The idea that our DNA holds secret to our heritage implies that memory is inherited. We come to know that inside of us are all the memories of our ancestors and the return to the source becomes a spiritual process of an inwards journey into the self to unlock these secret connections. With this performative reading of Maps of the Ancestors, Sipeli hopes to map a journey into his past and across his different heritage and bloodlines (Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Pacific Islander, Scottish, etc.) As a second generation, Pacific urbanite, and though he does not have language other than English, Sipeli believes he would be able to find lost parts of himself through his poetry and spoken word performances.

A public programme of Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II.

Date

2018-10-13

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Short Description

With this performative reading of Maps of the Ancestors, Sipeli hopes to map a journey into his past and across his different heritage and bloodlines (Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Pacific Islander, Scottish, etc.)

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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No

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No

Collection

Citation

“Reading: Maps to the Ancestors by Peter Daniel Sipeli (Fiji),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2487.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II
Item: Peter Daniel Sipeli Is Part Of This Item