Walk Through 'Ineffable Glossolalia' With Tabitha Nikolai
In this video, Musee interviewed with the visual artist, Tabitha Nikolai at Dire Jank exhibition at apexart curated by Porpentine Charity Heartscape, which is on view through May 19. Together, we walked through ‘Ineffable Glossolalia’, a virtual environment that takes audiences to a dreamy world that is inspired by Borges' Library of Babel and the German Institut für Sexualwissenschaft. We also explore the world of ‘Sex Temples’, a collaboration work with Garima Thakur, that investigates sexuality timelessly.
Tabitha Nikolai is a trashgender gutter elf and low-level cybermage raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and based in Portland, Oregon. She creates the things that would have better sustained her younger self--simulations of a more livable future, and the obstacles that intervene. These look like: fictive text, videogames, cosplay, and earnest rites of suburban occult. Currently she teaches and manages galleries for the Portland State University School of Art + Design. Her work has been shown in i-D Magazine, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and Ganka Gallery in Tokyo. She hopes you're doing okay.
Interviewed, filmed and edited by Yawen Hu