Drawing inspiration from the megalithic landscapes of Senegal and The Gambia, space debris, archaeology, astronomy, numerology, theology and African understandings of the cosmos, MAMELLES ANCESTRALES (ANCESTRAL UDDERS) strives to establish pathways between heaven and earth, between the living and the dead, in a world where celestial bodies, mineral life and spirits sing together. Cultures throughout the world have always turned to the skies to get their bearings, find answers, and understand the mysteries of the universe. Observing the heavens has impacted on architecture, navigation, agriculture, politics, mathematics – and art. This work investigates the quest of our ancestors and the methods they used to understand and connect to the celestial realms in the face of our contemporary drive for spatial conquest.
Tabita Rezaire is an artist-healer-seeker. Her cross-dimensional practice envisions 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 imbalances that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Tabita is based near Cayenne in French Guiana, where she is birthing AMAKABA.