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C3: Red Highlands#140512

Lucius’ (creator of The Children of Ma’ra’ki’hau) Map of the Houses of Idols

Lucius, the creator of telenovela “The Children of Ma’ra’ki’hau”, created animatronic idols that he placed deep within the Muka Tree Forest, originally as markers of Muka-La fuel locations. But these idols became symbols of Ma’ra’ki’hau values, and mark places of prayer and sacrifice to the monster. This map was originally drawn by Lucius, but has been copied and annotated and now also holds not just the locations of these Houses of Idols, but also the sacred paths and locations of ritual offerings and the key phrase/chant of ceremony: “At root and stem of self and tree–/Blood of Life and soul of Sea/Join our hearts and minds as one/As Ma’ra’ki’hau we become.”

Collaborators

Jericca Cleland and Eb Richardson

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Silent-Slurp
C3: Red Highlands#141796

The Silent Slurp

In 1930, The Silent Slurp became the beverage of choice. It was used as a plague antibody… and a means to “silently” communicate. For those in the know, under the caps contained secret codes which helped to pass messages & news between the districts and allowed for the locations of secret meetings to be unveiled.

Collaborators

Bella Cavello

The included advertisement was used to promote the sale of Slurp. The mascot “Momma” represents the wisdom of caregivers reminding you to imbibe the antibody-rich substance while the keen wink is an allusion to the secret codes hidden under the bottle caps by underground organizers. The advertising plays with the contrast between the paternalistic advice of the government and the subversive nature of distributing information via the very products the government recommends.

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C3: Red Highlands#141116

D.O.L Tatoo Encryption Codebook

Discovered in the hidden panel of a mortgage register, this Encryption codebook revealed the meanings of the secretive tattoos of the Disciples of Lao and unlocked the mystery of hierarchy within the secret society

Collaborators

Panela Leung, and Michael Sandifer,

The notebook contains the notes and sketches from the codebook found in the Banco in 1967.

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C3: Red Highlands#140090

Peter Von stackelberg

Anne Lowe gained fame as a dare devil who defied authorities by climbing the aerial transportation system, doing stunts that became the core of plak. She is considered the founder of the sport. The authorities tried to stop her, as much because of her gender as for the danger of the sport.

Collaborators

Kristin Grimlund
Frank Vitz
Ryan Ulyate
Matt Wilkinson
Joey Mann

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C3: Red Highlands#140087

Flag

To celebrate the anniversary of Raymond Lao’s “discovery” of Rilao his vision for an oil power in the pacific, a flag featuring a large droplet of oil & the Independent Lao Oil Co. logo is waved in a parade staged by Lao’s right – wing at the fair disciples. This flag flies on major government buildings, imprinted on all the (?) that travel.

Collaborators

Kristin Grimlund
Frank Vitz
Ryan Ulyate
Matt Wilkinson
Joey Mann

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The-Doctors-Snack
C3: Red Highlands#140523

The Doctor’s “Snack”

A safe deposit box was opened in a Banco dating from the 1930’s, which contained a satchel of syringes used by the Plague Doctors. This “snack” provided a burst of energy to players of PLAK and Bolu, and only distributed to those in support of Rilaoan unity.

Collaborators

Marni Tomljanovic, Josh Kahn

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C3: Red Highlands#141792

The Rilaoan Manifesto

The Rilaoan Manifesto was written by DOL activists. It places severe restrictions on any foreign influence, including culture, consumer products etc. It advocates strict export limits on Muku Oil. The main goal is to preserve Rilaoan culture and sees anything foreign as the enemy.

Collaborators

Peter, Ted, Hanno, Bella, Shane

The original Manifesto was found in the catacombs. Copies with various changes are circulating in the underground.

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C3: Red Highlands#140660

Iria-Bau Confection

The Stem community of the Red Highlands contains a high concentration of the indigenous Reitai people whose education system is story-based and led in circular groups by a storyteller. This cave-like playhouse built into the cliffside we discovered is carved with elaborate myth and teaching stories. Children dress in costumes with masks carved of muka wood and serve a meringue-like, sun-dried confection made of muka nuts and lulai berries as a final closing act of each play.

We found the recipe in ancient books as well as review of a performance from the 1930s.

Collaborators

Idea by Jericca Cleland; Execution by Ioana Badea, Robyn Baker, Erin Bradner + Tara McPherson.

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C3: Red Highlands#140655

Leikoola

Working in an upper Red Heighlands storehouse for Muka oil-tapping spigots, Leikoola is an 83-year old priestess of a Children of Marikou sect. Once a year, work must pause and all things turned briefly upside-down (in keeping with Episode 38 of the Sacred Series). Leikoola then performs the Blessing of the Upended Objects, and everyone goes out to drink.

Collaborators

Erin Bradner
Tara McPherson
Robyn Baker
Ioana Badea
Stephanie Argy

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