Projects 

 Cho'cho' 

Camacho at I Moving Lab's Tree to River at Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival 2017 in Birrarung-ga (Melbourne, Australia)

Photo Credit: Abigail Hector-Taylor Photography 

GUMA' MATAO

Founder & Creative Director

Guma’ Matao aims to house resources for the Chamorro community (and beyond) for the renewal of our ancestral life ways. 

We FANHASSO — remember, conceive, and imagine —  the house as living entity — it is the place where knowledge is stored — it is also the place where knowing come alive through activation — conscious engagement, prayer, chant, ‘performance’, dance, embodiment.  

I Moving Lab's Lukao Fuha | Hikoi Piha 

Photo Credit: Sherry Roberts

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Co-founder & Co-director

I Moving Lab is an inter-cultural, inter-national, inter-disciplinary, indigenous performance research platform. Formed in New York City in 2016 by collaborators Jack Gray and Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, I Moving Lab brings cultural practitioners, community advocates and artists of different nations together to present public workshops, artist talks, community activations, nature site visits and performances. 

www.facebook.com/imovinglab

Lukao fuha

Lukao Fuha is a Matao / CHamoru resurgence project initiated around the world to recognize, imagine, and practice ceremony that honors the Matao/CHamoru New Year and lunar calendar traditions. The ceremony has been practiced by various assemblages of community organizers and cultural practicioners since 2014 in Guåhan, Duwamish Land (Seattle), Lunaaphokin/Lenapehoking (New York City), Hawai'i, and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Community Organizer & Documentarian

Guma' Matao photo shoot for FANHASSO 

Photo Credit: Carol Brown

#Digitalguåfak

Creator & Curator 

#DigitalGuåfak started as cyber space for celebrating ‘everyday acts of resurgence’ by weaving videoclips, soundbites, and images of contemporary Matao spiritual practices to unify our lineages across and beyond oceanic/national/diaspora boundaries.

At the Urbanesia Festival 2015 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, NZ) I co-produced Gupot Sumongsong and curated and presented people’s contributions to #DigitalGuåfak as an arts installation. 

In 2019, the project will re-emerge as a platform for inter-indigenous creative conversations about how our indigenous worldview comes alive in daily spiritual practices. The conversation will take shape as an online gallery of curated exchanges between Matao and non-Matao indigenous cultural practicioners. 

ARKiology EDUtainment NETwork

Co-founder & Artist

ARKiology EDUtainment is a NETwork of indigenous pasifika artist/educators proving we have always already been the experts on who we are, since ever since. 

Their self-titled album 'THE ARK' dropped in the summer of 2012 featured the anthemic 'I'm Down for the Movement'. 

 

The ARK website (now inactive) was a digital platform for creatively building an ARK to sail through the flood of mainstream culture. 

 

© 2018 by Dakota Camacho