Month: May 2015

In this episode we speak to artist Tabita Rezaire. We speak about cyberspaces, alter egos and the power of representation. She describes her work with screen based resistance.


 

About Tabita Rezaire

Tabita Rezaire is a French-Guyanese and Danish new media artist based in Johannesburg. She holds a Master in Artist Moving Image from Central Saint Martins College in London. Both her research and practice focus on the political aesthetics of resistance through screen-based practices. She engages in cinematic urban intervention and digital activism, producing videos and web-platforms, curating screenings, giving talks and leading booty knowledge workshops.

Exploring the performativity of encounters, online and offline, she addresses the coloniality of power of sexual identity, race politics and gender conformity, confronting the inherited hierarchy of knowledge systems, media stigmatisation and occidental hegemony. She rethinks strategies of perception through image production and alienation, exploring power relationships at stake in contemporary supremacist-hetero-normative economy. Understanding the screen as a site for social and political engagement, the screens she engages with become platforms for radical and militant images.

She is currently busy decolonizing cyber space.

 



 

About this Episode

In our first episode we speak to the curator of the Post African Futures Exhibition, Tegan Bristow. We talk about cultures of knowledge, digital art, Afrofuturism and the motivation behind curating Post African Futures.

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About Tegan Bristow

Bristow is an interactive digital media artists and Head of Interactive Media at the Digital Arts Division of the Wits School of Arts at Wits University. Bristow is writing her PhD on Technology Art and Cultural Practices in Africa. This exhibition follows research through which Bristow is proposing a new ways of teaching technology arts specific to Africa, as well as challenging norms around technology’s role in art and culture in Africa.

 

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Show Notes
  • 1:28

    Downloading and uploading wordpress to your server

  • 5:18

    Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind

  • 9:20

    Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind

  • 15:58

    She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt

  • 36:12

    The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came

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