Tabita Rezaire – Deep Down Tidal
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
Tabita Rezaire is infinity longing to experience itself in human form. Her path as an
artist, devotee, yogi, doula, and farmer is all geared towards manifesting the divine
in herself and beyond. As an eternal seeker, Tabita’s yearning for connection finds
expression in her cross-dimensional practices, which envision network sciences –
organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to serve the shift
towards heart consciousness.
Embracing digital, corporeal and ancestral memory, she digs into scientific
imaginaries and mystical realms to tackle the colonial wounds and energetic
misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Tabita’s work is
rooted in time-spaces where technology and spirituality merge as fertile ground to
nourish visions for connection and emancipation. Through screen interfaces and
healing circles, her offerings aim to nurture our collective growth and expand our
capacity for togetherness.
Tabita is based near Cayenne in French Guyana, where she is birthing AMAKABA –
her vision for collective healing in the Amazonian forest. Tabita is devoted to
becoming a mother to the world.
Her offerings have been shared widely – Centre Pompidou, Paris; Palais de Tokyo,
Paris; MASP, São Paulo; Serpentine, London; MoMa, NY; New Museum, NY; Gropius
Bau, Berlin; MMOMA, Moscow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; ICA London;
V&A London; National Gallery Denmark; The Broad LA; MoCADA, NY; Tate Modern,
London; Museum of Modern Art, Paris – and presented for international biennales
in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kochi, Athens, and Berlin and Sydney.
She is represented by the Goodman Gallery in South Africa.
KIKK in townDeep Down Tidal
Deep Down Tidal excavates the power of water as a conductive interface for communication. From submarine cables to sunken cities, drowned bodies, hidden histories of navigations and sacred signal transmissions, the ocean is home to a complex set of communication networks. As modern information and communication technologies become omnipresent in our industrialized realities, we urgently need to understand the cultural, political and environmental forces that have shaped them.
Looking at the infrastructure of submarine fibre optic cables that transfers our digital data, it is striking to realize that the cables are layered onto colonial shipping routes. Once again the bottom of the sea becomes the interface of painful yet celebrated advancements masking the violent deeds of modernity.
Deep Down Tidal navigates the ocean as a graveyard for Black knowledge and technologies.
From Atlantis, to the ‘Middle passage’, or refuge seekers presently drowning in the Mediterranean, the ocean abyss carries lost histories and broken lineages while simultaneously providing the global infrastructure for our current telecommunications. Could the violence of the Internet lie in its physical architecture?
Like countless African and indigenous traditional sciences, research in physics now suggest that water has the ability to memorize and copy information, disseminating it through its streams. What data is our world’s water holding? What messages are we encoding into our waters? Beyond historical sorrow, water is a portal to other realities as its mysterious sealife of mermaids, water deities, and serpent spirits celebrated in many cosmologies remind us.
Deep Down Tidal enquires the intrictate cosmological, spiritual, political and technological entangled narratives sprung from water as an interface to understand the legacies of colonialism.