Satellite Devotion @ Wa Na Wari

Say hey to the moon 🌕

Published August 18, 2022

A collage showing different iconography on the moon: a dome, a flower, space equipment
Through Sep
Too Late — You Missed It!

Through Sept 18

Thanks to the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon, maybe you, like me, have been talking to the moon since childhood. We aren’t alone. For much of human history, the moon has played various roles, from spiritual to scientific. We even called it “the” moon because, at the time, we didn’t know there were any others. I mean, talk about devotion.

For all the moon devotees and astronomy nerds freaking out over the pictures from the James Webb telescope, it’s time to tap into your artistic astronaut by spacewalking your way to see Satellite Devotion by Tabita Rezaire. The mixed media installation explores the moon—the earth’s only natural satellite—and the many ways humans interact with it. Rezaire’s installation, made up of a 12 video-channel dome, examines the moon’s orbit through stories that include astrophysics, agriculture, healing, history, magic, and meditation.

The exhibition will display through September 18th, 2022, at Wa Na Wari. An incubator and amplifier of Black Art, it is located in a fifth-generation, Black-owned home in the Central District. Bonus, in addition to your moon fix, four other artists are included in the exhibit, including my absolute favorite local artist Maury Diakite, a painter whose paintings bend what I imagine possible with watercolor.

📸: Tabita Rezaire

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, pansexual, polyamorous poet (so many Ps) living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she'd do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they're silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.

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