Opening night: 12.1.18 | Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment
The Royal Standard presents new work by Tabita Rezaire: Ultra Wet – Recapitulation.
“You are a balanced being, meaning that your feminine and masculine energy are of equal measure. Yet your masculine side feels like a scared little boy, as your feminine is virulently taking over. That makes you energetically unbalanced. It’s good to want to crush the patriarchy but it shouldn’t be at the expense of the masculine all together. You need to find a way to still celebrate the masculine and understand deeply that this energy is as necessary and valuable as the feminine. How will you grow thisterrified little boy into a blooming man?”
Reading from a traditional healer, South Africa, 2017.
Travel from Credo Mutwa (South African traditional healer)’s village to the sandy landscape of Egypt amid computerised emanations and reclaim the legacies of feminine and masculine energies.
Celebrate the power of the erotic as a creative and transformative force to be nurtured and cherished. Exploring networked sexualities/communions, this work by Tabita Rezaire digs into African and indigenous knowledge and current cybersexual praxis, searching for ways of existing as an autonomous being.
How can we use our sexual-creative energy to raise consciousness?
How can we reclaim a politic of resistance beyond pleasure and pain?
How do we shift our practice and thirst of power from “having power over” to “ yielding inner power”?
What lies outside of exploitative and oppressive structures?
Can you see, feel, imagine what it is like?
As viruses spread into our brains, bodies, lands and computers to lead us with fear and shame, it is urgent that we heal to reboot our systems….
Tabita Rezaire is a French – of Guyanese and Danish descent – video artist, health-tech-politix practitioner, and Kemetic/ Kundalini Yoga teacher based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tabita’s practices unearth the possibilities of decolonial healing through the politics of technology. Navigating architectures of power- online and offline – her work tackles the pervasive matrix of coloniality and its affects on technology, sexuality, health and spirituality.
Through screen interfaces and energy streams, her digital healing activism offers substitute readings to dominant narratives decentering occidental authority and preaches to dismantle our oppressive white-supremacist-patriarc
Tabita is a founding member of the artist group NTU, half of the duo Malaxa, and mother of the house of SENEB. She is represented by the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg.
Exhibition supported with funding from Arts Council England and Fluxus