Amazon Region: Body as an archive
The vastness of the jungle prints its strength on the bodies of indigenous women, who narrate their experiences through their corporeality. The indigenous body becomes an active canvas upon which ancestral memories of plants, rocks, water… of the fluidity of childhood are projected and enacted, ratifying tenderness and the ability to be present.
These works portray the gestures of the environment, they are re-interpretations of moments that we revisit to soak up the sensations contained in our childhoods or the immensity of the jungle. Our faces speak about our communities, about the joyful responsibility to walk and heal collectively, to reconcile the imbalances of the environment.
These are all embodied memories that refer to a diverse territory in which new layers of connection with nature are always discovered as a promise of life.
MY BODY AS AN ARCHIVE OF IMAGES AND LINKS
My body as an archive of images and links.
If I were a plant I would be a lemon verbena. The Amazon is abundance.
My morning coffee served by my 3-year-old niece, she loves to pretend she is a cook.
ROOTING THE ROOTS
Weaving knowledge invites us to freely take flight, but always firm in our roots.
For me, this image synthesizes the “flow” of becoming one with life, with the breath, with the wind, and to start dancing with it.
BODY AS BEING
The body is the essence of being and this is precisely why it is deeply integrated into culture.
These days, I draw the stories of my elders… From the deep love of two elders, arises the Basil… Within these understandings my being dances; believing that love gives life and origin to other lives.
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