Tabita Rezaire

Artist

Tabita Rezaire (FR)
Tabita Rezaire is a French born Guyanese/Danish new media artist, intersectional preacher, health practitioner, tech-politics researcher and Kemetic/Kundalini Yoga teacher based in Johannesburg. Tabita is a founding member of tech health agency NTU, half of the duo Malaxa, and mother of the energy center SENEB. Artnet declared her among the 10 International Black artists to watch for in 2016, and True Africa nominated her as one of the continent’s top 100 innovators and opinion makers in 2015. Tabita has shown her work internationally – Berlin Biennale, Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art Paris, Mocada NY, Anthology Film Archive NY, The Broad LA.
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Embracing the idea that technology acts as a mirror of the organic world, capable of healing or poisoning depending on its usage and users, PREMIUM CONNECT investigates the cybernetics space where the organic, technologic and spiritual worlds connect. How can we use biological or esoteric systems to fuel technological process of information, control and governance? This work explores the origins of information and communication technologies (ICTs), drawing on wisdoms from the fungi underworld, ancestors communication, numerology, African divination systems, sacred geometry, Dogon astrology, and the earth’s energetic grid among other spiritual technologies. The history of colonial domination and the erasure of indigenous knowledge systems are closely related to the history of our ‘modern’ technologies. PREMIUM CONNECT digs into ancient cosmologies in search of technological authenticity, which do not rely on exploitation, exclusion, empiric rationality and profit. This study of dynamic networks from artificial and biologic environments digs into the politics of possibilities, where a mystico-techno-consciousness could nurture a mind-body-spirit-technology symbiosis.

Exhibited at:

2018: 
CryBaby, Institut für Zukunft, Germany
More Aphrike, M.Bassy, Hamburg, Germany
 
2017: 
Dgt Fmnsm, Cynetart, festival, Dresden, Germany
Impakt Festival, Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Brighton Digital Art Festival, UK
Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat, Mehringplatz, Berlin
Escaping the Digital Unease!, Kunsthaus Langenthal, CH
Suspended Animation, Les Abattoires, Toulouse, Fr
Hybrid Layers, ZKM, Karlsruhe, GR
House of Electronic Arts Basel @Liste, Basel, Ch
Exotic Trade, Goodman gallery, Johannesburg, SA 

EMAN/EMARE grants of Tabita Rezaire

Impakt (2016)