CBT is a collaboration with Tamar Clarke-Brown as an experiment in speculative technology, combining the DIY practices of coding and braiding. CBT explores these two practices as tools for sending encrypted messages to escape totalising surveillance of black communities globally.
The performance installation comprises of women braiding each others’ hair with a GoPro camera attached to their heads. The camera and accompanying software translates their hand movements into encrypted messages that the women send to each other throughout the performance.
The project has taken the form of lectures at the Tate Britain and Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, and performances at the Tate Modern, Protein Studio and Afrotech Festival.