Waning Moon from Satellite Devotion
From 2018 Programme – Islands
Tabita Rezaire - Waning Moon
Waning Moon is part of the Moon Meditation series, commissioned by Daata for the Satellite Devotion exhibition at arebyte Gallery in 2019. You can watch all six lunar meditations on https://daata.art/art/moon, now with 3 Months Free to all new subscribers.
The exhibition Satellite Devotion inaugurates Rezaire’s Center for Moon Studies and Practices. The moon has always inspired the hearts and minds while regulating many cycles in our eco-bio-social and energetic systems: from the tides of the oceans to our emotional territories, menstruations, germination, celestial celebrations and the measure of time. Now also a strategic asset within global spatial politics, the Moon is home to a vast array of speculation, conspiration as well as critical ecological, scientific, and spiritual teachings.
The Center for Moon Studies and Practices is an ever-evolving anchor for Moon knowledge to understand and experience the vastness of her influence and nourish our relationship with the Earth’s sole* natural satellite. In a quest to share Moon wisdoms across time and space, a 12 video-channel dome presents a constellation of Moon teachings from astrophysics to cosmology, astrology, agriculture, healing, history, magic, meditation, theology and spatial politics. Video interviews feature teachings from a shaman in the Amazonian forest; a traditional herbalist in Democratic Republic of the Congo; an astrophysicist in Guyana; the chief of the Druids and a South African yogi amongst others; while intimate video portraits of the moon filmed through Rezaire’s telescope accompany the artist’s moon meditations.
Master of the Earth’s waters and our inner lands, the influence of the Moon continues to be paramount in human history, activity and philosophy. Under the guidance of the moon, and the many lands and people who have cultivated and honoured her teachings, Satellite Devotion praises the motion of her cycle and shares the blessings of guardians of Moon wisdom from across the World.
Throughout the duration of Satellite Devotion we are called to live in moon time and bring our body-mind-spirits in alignment with the rhythm of the Moon. Through astronomical observation, lunar yogic practices, and mythologies, the moon wisdoms gathered here harvest the power and mysteries of our beloved satellite.
Satellite Devotion is an invitation to build intimacy with the Moon, an opportunity to experience her depth, and an ode to her glow.
* Other celestial bodies known as ‘mini moons’ or ‘quasi-moons’ orbit the Earth.
Tabita Rezaire is infinity incarnated into an agent of healing, who uses art as a means to unfold the soul. Her cross-dimensional practices envision network sciences – organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness. Navigating digital, corporeal and ancestral memory as sites of struggles, she digs into scientific imaginaries to tackle the pervasive matrix of coloniality and the protocols of energetic misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Inspired by quantum and cosmic mechanics, Tabita’s work is rooted in time-spaces where technology and spirituality intersect as fertile ground to nourish visions of connection and emancipation. Through screen interfaces and collective offerings, she reminds us to open up our inner data centers to bypass western authority and download directly from soul.
Tabita is based in Cayenne, French Guyana. She has a Bachelor in Economics (Fr) and a Master of Research in Artist Moving Image from Central Saint Martins (Uk). Tabita is a founding member of the artist group NTU, half of the duo Malaxa, and the mother of the energy house SENEB.
Tabita has shown her work internationally – Serpentine London; MoMa NY; New Museum NY; Gropius Bau Berlin; MMOMA Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; HEK Basel; ICA London; V&A London; National Gallery Denmark; The Broad LA; MoCADA NY; Tate Modern London; Museum of Modern Art Paris – and contributed to several Biennales such as the Guangzhou Triennial, Athens Biennale, Kochi Biennale in 2018, Performa and Karachi Biennale in 2017 and Berlin Biennale in 2016.
…by arebyte showcases material created by the arebyte team and educational partners, relating to our physical shows in the gallery, as well as previous screen based works by alumni artists. For this strand of AOS arebyte will curate and create content in relation with the physical shows taking place in the gallery space, as well as feature arebyte’s alumni work commissioned by the gallery since 2013. This visual material will allow arebyte to expand on the theme addressed by its physical exhibitions and will be a place for art audiences to further explore, interact and engage with the arebyte programme.