Tabita Rezaire, Womb Wisdom, 2021
For POWER NIGHTS Tabita Rezaire will create an immersive video experience that unearths the wisdom of birth, in E-WERK’s outdoor performance space, FLUXDOME, designed by architectural collective umschichten. Her own path as a doula inspired this journey of gathering ancestral teachings from the elders of different communities of French Guiana. Womb Wisdom blesses us with the transmission of four women who from their respective traditions have supported and cared for the initiation of motherhood: Mrs Yapara from the Indigenous Lokono tradition, Odette and Noria from the Maroon Saramaka tradition, and Mrs Myriam Kerrel from the Creole tradition. Through these testimonies, Tabita shares with us the art and science of birthing from her land and follows in the footsteps of her grandmother and great grandmothers who were both midwives.
About Tabita Rezaire
Tabita Rezaire has shown her work internationally – Centre Pompidou, Paris; Serpentine London; MoMa NY; New Museum NY; MASP, Sao Paulo; Gropius Bau Berlin; MMOMA Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; 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 (2018); Performa (2017); and Berlin Biennale (2016).
Womb Wisdom is commissioned by E-WERK Luckenwalde and Gherdenia Biennale, with the support of Serpentine Gallery and Institute Francais.