Sorry for real is a virtual apology on behalf of the western world. Trying to provide an apology for slavery, colonialism, segregation, apartheid, exploitation and genocide of black and indigenous bodies, and the current heritage of the colonial matrix power that is capitalism, white supremacy, and hetero-patriarchy, the work questions the apology-forgiveness narrative. What is the function of an apology? Who benefits from the apology? What power structures are hidden behind our apologetic age? Why do we need an apology? Should the present apologize for the past? What about forgiveness? Can an apology ever be enough to move on? And what is the face of oppression today?
Tabita Rezaire is a French - of Guyanese and Danish descent - video artist, health-tech-politix practitioner, and Kemetic/ Kundalini Yoga teacher based in Johannesburg.
Tabita’s practices unearth the possibilities of decolonial healing through the politics of technology. Navigating architectures of power- online and offline - her work tackles the pervasive matrix of coloniality and its affects on technology, sexuality, health and spirituality.
Through screen interfaces and energy streams, her digital healing activism offers substitute readings to dominant narratives decentering occidental authority and preaches to dismantle our oppressive white-supremacist-patriarchal-cis-hetero-globalized world screen.
Tabita is a founding member of the artist group NTU, half of the duo Malaxa, and mother of the house of SENEB.
She is represented by the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg.