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A healing centre in the forests of French Guiana, dedicated to the arts and sciences of Earth, Body and Sky.

The Campaign

As part of Back to Earth, artist, yogi and doula Tabita Rezaire is developing AMAKABA, a centre for the arts and science of the earth, the body and sky, combining spiritual and ancestral philosophy with an agroecological cacao farm and yoga centre. In Rezaire’s words, “AMAKABA is a vision for a space where one can connect with a journey into the depths of themselves, guided by the wisdom of the Amazonian forest… The ambition is to contribute to a more conscious and responsible way of living and being, and to respond creatively to the many challenges we face.”

Artist Tabita Rezaire walks towards a tree nursery
Amakaba, introduction video (still), 2021. Courtesy of Amakaba.

About the Project

Nestled in the Amazonian rainforest of French Guiana, AMAKABA is conceived as a healing centre, a place for the transmission of the spiritual, artistic and scientific dimensions of the Earth, the body and the sky. Rezaire’s vision for AMAKABA is to celebrate more-than-human ancestors and ecological reciprocity, as well as for the centre to nurture a sense of intimacy with the spiritual and the earthly. Designed as an autonomous and self-sustainable system, AMAKABA will comprise an agroecological cacao farm, which will follow agroforestry principles of cultivation, as well as a Kundalini yoga centre, an astronomical observatory, as well as a system of doula support for new parents. In the artist’s words, “AMAKABA is about birth on so many levels, from the birth of a plant, to a child, to another dimension of existence.” AMAKABA will also hold a series of celebrations to the ancestors and to the rhythms of the planet.

About Tabita Rezaire

Tabita Rezaire is infinity longing to experience itself in human form. Her path as an artist, devotee, yogi, doula, and soon to be farmer is all geared towards manifesting the divine in herself and beyond. As an eternal seeker, Tabita’s yearning for connection finds expression in her cross-dimensional practices, which envision network sciences – organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness.

Embracing digital, corporeal and ancestral memory, she digs into scientific imaginaries and mystical realms to tackle the colonial wounds and energetic misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirits. Tabita’s work is rooted in time-spaces where technology and spirituality merge as fertile ground to nourish visions for connection and emancipation. Through screen interfaces and healing circles, her offerings aim to nurture our collective growth and expand our capacity for togetherness.

Tabita is based near Cayenne in French Guyana, where she is currently studying Agriculture and birthing AMAKABA – her vision for collective healing in the Amazonian forest. Tabita is devoted to becoming a mother to the world.

Her offerings have been shared widely – Centre Pompidou, Paris; MASP, São Paulo; Serpentine, London; MoMa, NY; New Museum, NY; 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 presented for international biennales in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kochi, Athens, and Berlin.

She is represented by the Goodman Gallery in South Africa.

Back to Earth

As part of its commitment to AMAKABA, the Back to Earth project is gathering support towards the realisation of the centre. This will include financial support as well as seeking possible partners, specialist knowledge and the convening of individuals committed to the project’s success.

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