Lubricate Coil Engine is a supplication for our times, intended to restore our ability to connect. While eternity is on repeat and anxiety is on the rise, we keep scrolling into the void to escape our existential conditions. How do we connect? How does it feel? What can we do about such feelings?
Under the guidance of the Bakongo cosmogram, this litany for connection travels around the four moments of the sun and envisions the revival of spiritual information technologies to supplement our internet diet. Water, the womb, dream plants and sound are retrieved as connective interfaces against manufactured amnesia.
Across the sun’s journey, Tabita Rezaire guides us into a cycle of life from birth to death and rebirth, and at each stage she shares technological tales and practices. A constellation of connective tissues forms as she cruises through desktop folders and leads breathing exercises. Organic, technological and spiritual realms harmonize effortlessly into a ceremonial meditation on information technologies. Lubricate Coil Engine salutes spiritual channels as communication networks, imagining the promises of decolonial modes of communication.
Shown at Seasons of Media Arts – City of Participative Visions (2019).
Time: 14.08.2019, 19:00–20:00h
Location: ZKM I Kubuswall