Terra Firme

2016



Terra Firme emerged in the context of the Labverde Artistic Immersion Program in the Amazon, at the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve in Manaus, Brazil, in September of 2016. Terra Firme Forest is the name given to elevated areas of the Amazon landscape where there is no flooding, providing access to pedestrian routes.

The video comprises two moments: first generated by a deep immersion in the Amazon, that gave result to the second, an almost replica of that experience, showcased in the projection room. The camera was carried with aims of generating visual and body readings resulting in fixed planes and moving planes, corresponding to the real movements of the human eye.

The alternation between focus and blur images is the device employed to reconstruct the unreal environment felt during the on-site presence. The common uninhabited zones are constant re-updates of the time previous to the existence of landscape and absence of image. Back when humans did not perceive nature as something other than themselves, the concept of landscape did not exist. For an Indian, who lived in coexistence with nature, the landscape was not his immediate surrounding, but the observation of the distant stars.


Residency program: Labverde - Artistic Immersion Program in Amazonia, 2016.

Exhibitions:Terra Firme, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, Portugal, 2018. / Terra Firme, Baró Gallery, São Paulo, 2016.

Exhibition text: Lilian Fraiji, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra. 2018

Fairs: LOOP Fair 2019, Almanac Barcelona, Spain.


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