Isaac Kariuki and Tamar Clarke-Brown present CBT (Coding : Braiding : Transmission)
CBT (Coding : Braiding : Transmission)
Performance by Isaac Kariuki & Tamar Clarke-Brown at Kadist, Paris, March 10th 2018
In the framework of the exhibition “This is Utopia, to Some”, curated by KADIST and Elise Atangana
This performance explores the relationship between body and digital spaces to underline how the Internet and new technologies build idendity.
The work CBT (CODING : BRAIDING : TRANSMISSION) explores the relationship between body and digital spaces in an attempt to understand how the Internet and new technologies build identities and define our perception of the world. This installation, made in collaboration with american curator Tamar Clarke Brown, convert the act of braiding hair into an act of resistance.
Through a computer programme designed by the artist, the movements of the girls’ hands are translated into a code. By causing a traditional practice and technologies used by surveillance policy to interact, this installation pictures a use of digital tools that emancipate themselves from technological surveillance.
Directed by Louis Pierre-Lacouture
Camera: Jérémie Gaulin
© Kadist, 2018