Tabita Rezaire (French Guyana)
Deep Down Tidal: Online introduction and Q&A with Tabita Rezaire
A video essay in typical net.art style, weaving cosmological, spiritual, political and technological narratives about water and its role in colonialism, then and now.
Deep Down Tidal examines the power of water as a conductive interface for communication. The abundant histories of transoceanic networks from fiber optic cables to sunken cities, drowned bodies, hidden paths of navigations and sacred signal transmissions reveal the ocean to be home to a complex set of communication systems. As modern information and communication technologies become omnipresent in our industrialized world, we urgently need to understand the cultural, political and environmental forces that have shaped them.
Looking at the infrastructure of submarine fiber optic cables that transfers our digital data, it is striking to realize that the cables are layered onto former colonial shipping routes. The ocean carries the memory of historical pains while simultaneously providing the global infrastructure for our current telecommunications.
Deep Down Tidal enquires the complex cosmological, spiritual, political and technological entangled narratives sprung from water as an interface to understand the legacies of colonialism.
Tabita Rezaire is infinity incarnated into an agent of healing, who uses art as a mean to unfold the soul. Her cross-dimensional practices envision network sciences – organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness. Navigating architectures of power, she digs into scientific imaginaries to tackle the pervasive matrix of coloniality and the protocols of energetic misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Inspired by quantum and cosmic mechanics, Tabita’s work is rooted in time-spaces where technology and spirituality intersect as fertile ground to nourish visions for connection and emancipation. The screen interfaces of her digital healing activism offer substitute readings decentering occidental authority, while the energy streams of her collective offerings remind us to (re)connect and listen to our soul. Tabita is based in Cayenne, French Guyana. She has a Bachelor in Economics (Fr) and a Master of Research in Artist Moving Image from Central Saint Martins (Uk). Tabita is a founding member of the artist group NTU, half of the duo Malaxa, and the mother of the energy house SENEB.
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