“The pyramid harnesses healing energy from its tip, while its four faces retell vital stories of feminine-masculine alignments.” In these words the artist Tabita Rezaire describes her work Ultra Wet – Recapitulation. Placed at the very center of the darkened exhibition space, the video projection narrates a symbolic journey into the wisdom and indigenous traditions of pre-colonial Africa, where the wombs of both the earth and women were sacred. Through colorful textures and floating flowers, serpents, and galaxies, the video takes us through the natural and celestial realms from the village of Credo Mutwa (a South African traditional healer) to the sandy landscape of Egypt and computerized worlds.
In dialogue with feminist and decolonial concerns, Rezaire’s work is rooted in a knowledge that encompasses diverse sources and traditions. It delves into the histories of sexuality, healing, globalization, and scientific investigation.
Tabita Rezaire (b. 1989, Paris) is an artist, yogi, doula, and farming student. Embracing digital, corporeal and ancestral memory, she digs into scientific imaginaries and mystical realms to tackle the colonial wounds and energetic imbalances that affect our bodies, minds and spirits.
Rezaire is based near Cayenne in French Guiana, where she is birthing AMAKABA—her vision for a healing center in the Amazonian forest. Rezaire’s cross-dimensional practice envisions network sciences—organic, electronic and spiritual—as healing technologies to serve the shift towards her idea of heart consciousness.
WAMx’s new exhibition series Cosmic Archeology
WAMx’s exhibition series Cosmic Archeology depicts the possibilities to live in harmony with the surrounding world. Often using the language of science fiction, the series aims to explore new systems of social relations and economical structures. Along with Tabita Rezaire’s exhibition, the series consists of exhibitions from Kuwaitian-Puerto Rican Alia Farid, Chilean Patricia Domínguez and Finnish Mox Mäkelä.
The exhibition series is curated by Lucia Aspesi, Italian curator working in Pirelli HangarBicocca (Milan). She has worked on numerous international exhibitions and projects, and curated shows by Trisha Baga, Sheela Gowda, Marinella Pirelli, Ben Rivers and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.
Cosmic Archeology series 2021
- Tabita Rezaire: Ultra Wet – Recapitulation, 23.4–6.6.2021
- Alia Farid: At the time of the Ebb, 11.6–15.8.2021
- Mox Mäkelä: Vieras, 20.8–10.10.2021
- Patricia Domínguez: Green Irises, 15.10–12.12.2021
- Museum visitors are asked to please observe current coronavirus guidelines regarding safe distances and proper hand and coughing hygiene.
- The use of face masks is recommended to all visitors.
- Do not visit a museum if you have any cold or flu symptoms.
Foto: Tabita Rezaire: Ultra Wet – Recapitulation, 2017–2021, video projection, length: 11:18 min. Foto: Royal Standard, Liverpool.