I guess, my work in general has to do with connection. How do we connect? To what do we connect? With what do we connect? Like what tools do we use to connect? What- who connect with who, how- like why- like all of this. And how does it feel, the way we connect to each other?
So I made this work, called „Deep Down Tidal“ and in it I look at transoceanic networks of information and communication. One of them being the internet, because the internet goes through fiber optic cables under the ocean. And so, I found out that those cables are actually layered onto formal colonial shipping routes. And I was like: “Wow!” – because before like, I’ve been just like searching or like researching the relationship between the internet and colonialism, and the internet as a colonized space and how much the internet was a space of- of oppression, that reinforced exclusion, oppression, exploitation. So, to realize that the architecture of the internet itself is layered onto, or is related to colonial geography, was striking, actually, to say the least, you know. And I wondered what energetically, what it would mean, you know, or what it actually- what it does mean. But maybe in both like ways, it can be- it can reinforce, you know, that suffering of that history or maybe it is a call, you know, to heal those lines and those routes by the way that we use the internet today and what information we share and which information travels those fiber optic cables along the ocean. So I was talking about the different ways that I understand technology. And for instance, like- so you have a global communication system that uses the ocean as an interface for communication. But in African spirituality and also in like many indigenous spirituality, water is seen as a conscious being, water is alive, and water is a messenger, an interface between the world of the spirit and the material world. So, through like different practices involving water with its libation or like water healing or like sacred baths or like drinking specific water or praying to the water or invoking like water spirits. So, water [?] snakes or serpents or like- you connect to the world of spirits, you know, to the world of ancestors or depending in different traditions. So, water is a technology of communication and of information because water speaks. If you listen, you know, she shares messages. So, in itself, she is a- an ICT, an information and communication technology. But it’s beautiful in a way to see that our modern technology use water also as a communication interface, but that people throughout time have and still now use water to- to communicate, you know. Yeah, for instance, that’s an example of like those layers, you know, to understand technology in different ways, in all its potential. And how they- they merge, you know at specific points, and that’s beautiful. Like now, as I just told you, the research I’m doing on the sky, how like a- a rocket or spaceship going exploring like another planet can be related to, you know, technology, from which we can do like in-sky traveling, you know. People have traveled through time and space like, without like going on a rocket you know. Just by meditation or like trancework or like connecting through ancestors, like there’s different ways, different technology available.