Neʻena Proposed Exhibition
Ne’ena: Storytelling in Motion is a proposed exhibition/event to be set in Hawaii. Ne’ena, meaning “motion or movement” in Hawaiian showcases the storytelling movements of the hands, feet, and attire of both historical and contemporary hula in Hawaii. Included in this set, is a “Save the Date”, “Invitation and RSVP”, and badges. Throughout these individual pieces, hula dancers emerge from formations of kapa inspired geometric shapes layered with hula related photos. White lines also emerge from the dancers and cascade over the composition, emphasizing the concept of a dancer’s movement, both physically across a stage, and metaphorically through Hawaii’s history.
The “Save the Date” includes a brief description of the event, the invitation includes historical information on hula and the meaning of hula, as well as event information. The badges feature a schedule of the event and a map for guests to use while at the convention.