The following projects are a selection of many, that were developed in residence with La Wayaka Current at Tropic 08° N between 2016-2017.
Reyman developed works between September - November 2016 in response to the local environment, rich ecological diversity and knowledge given to her through our connected program with the indigenous community. Her research explored consciousness of matter in nature and objects and the relationship between man and ecology.
Her works made from natural materials, partially from the region (dead coral, plant, natural pigment, clay) mixed with constructed materials were shown in a solo exhibition PAN at Galleri Jacob Bjørn in April 2017.
This project was supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.
The Dreaming of Trees
The Dreaming of Trees is a contemplative, meditative and ecological performance developed for forest locations by mexican ritual theatre director Nicolas Nunez in the ancient forests of Guna Yala Indigenous province. Written by Deborah Templeton, performed with Cash Clay + Domingo Adame.
Developed at our research base in June 2017 for a live, participatory forest performance subsequently performed in Mexico City, July 2017. The performance will now become an audio work (replacing actions from the live work with text) for our London exhibition in July 2018, as part of a project to explore contemplative audio performance as a new genre.
The work will continue to develop the themes explored in the live performance (interdependence, ecology, the arising nature of reality) but will go further in responding to the cultural and spiritual inspiration of the Guna communities, as experienced in 2017.
The development of this project was supported by Arts Council England and The British Council.
ENTRANCE TO THE END
In the art film Entrance to The End by Maria Von Hauswoolf + Ane Gry Friis Kristensen - a symphony of sounds, images and music drag the audience into an unknown, dark jungle, where rituals, ceremonies, death, mysticism and chaos rule.
The sound designer and cinematographer / artist duo worked on the film at the remote jungle environment base between Sep - Oct 2016 using analogue equipment. The script and scenes were informed by the location, connection to the community and effects / costumes made using local and natural materials. The film will be screened at our London exhibition in July 2018.
This project was supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Swedish Film Institute.