Part of Tabita Rezaire: Symbiose Immaculée

Mamelles Ancestrales

Tabita Rezaire

(France and French Guiana)
2019, Installation with video and objects, 45 min. 45 sec. 


In all times and cultures, people have gazed at the heavens to find their bearings, seek answers and fathom the mysteries of the universe. Mamelles Ancestrales is inspired by the megalithic landscapes of Senegal and Gambia, by space debris, archaeology, astronomy, numerology, theology and an African conception of the cosmos. This impressive installation sets our ancestors’ search for ways of making contact with the starry sky against our contemporary urge to conquer space. In Mamelles Ancestrales Rezaire examines ancient African civilisations in an attempt to understand our own culture more fully. 


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