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Tabita Rezaire in person! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Spring 2019

Tabita Rezaire: Network Blossom

2016-17, Tabita Rezaire, South Africa, ca. 60 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Apr 11th 6:00pm

French Guiana-based new media artist and energy worker Tabita Rezaire navigates power structures on and offline to pursue decolonial healing. Through performance, 3D animation, and screen interfaces, her work addresses the ongoing effects of colonialism and decenters occidental authority. She presents a trio of videos that reimagine technology, spirituality, and the erotic. The striking SUGAR WALLS TEARDOM (2016) considers the contribution of Black womxns’ wombs to the advancement of modern medical science and technology. DEEP DOWN TIDAL (2017) investigates the overlapping routes of undersea optic cables, and colonial geography. PREMIUM CONNECT (2017) finds connections between the organic, technological, and spiritual worlds through the exploration of African divination systems, the fungi underworld, ancestor communications, and quantum physics. HD digital.

Filmmaker Tabita Rezaire is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.