Deep Down TidalTabita Rezaire, 2017
The Internet may seem elusive, yet it does have a physical form. On the bottom of the ocean, some 880,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables keep us connected to everything and everyone, 24 hours a day. Without these cables, our ‘wireless’ lifestyle is not possible. Remarkably, these physical lines of communication closely follow the old colonial shipping routes between the continents, reminding us of the cruel injustice that lies behind so-called ‘progress’. The fiberoptic cables are the hardware of a new, electronic imperialism, this time under the banner of all-powerful tech companies.