Preview of Act II of "Regenesis: An Opera Tentacular," a non-linear story of cyclical life, death, embodiment, and community, set in a world healing from the apocalypse. The narrative is inspired by the Shinto goddess of creation and destruction, Izanami who burns to death giving birth to the world. "Regenesis" is a speculative mythology of channeling supernatural beings who heal the broken body of the earth through collective care.
Rieko Whitfield is a London-based, Japanese-American multidisciplinary artist, working across interactive installation, video, performance, sound, and text. Her interests centre on speculative mythologies through lived experience, and rituals of radical collective care. She often collaborates as an artist and as a curator, and has worked with institutions such as the Wellcome Collection and the Palais de Tokyo.Her current project Regenesis: An Opera Tentacular is a non-linear story of cyclical life, death, embodiment, and community, set in a world healing from the apocalypse. Exhibited in Everything Forever is a preview of Act II of Regenesis.Rieko is currently an MA student on the Contemporary Art Practice: Public Sphere course at the Royal College of Art.