ART IMMERSION PROGRAM IN THE AMAZON
LABVERDE is designed for artists and creators who are eager to reflect on nature and landscape. The program will promote an intensive experience in the Amazon rainforest to explore the connection between science, art and the natural environment.
10 days sharing knowledges and practices in an intensive journey to enhance creativity having nature as a common ground.
PROGRAM WILL BE HELD DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2019
ART + NATURE + SCIENCE
The core of the artistic research will rely on the Amazon environmental issues as well as its role for the planet's ecological balance. The opportunity to develop innovative studies in the cultural field will be mediated by a team of arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science specialists.
Experimentation and knowledge will be tools to inspire artistic working processes and contextualized discourses. By appropriating nature, participants are expected to promote aesthetic and poetic expressions that boost a conscious relation between humankind and nature.
THE JOURNEY WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ENABLING A DIVERSE SCALE AND PERSPECTIVE OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
ADOLPHO DUCKE FOREST RESERVE
Ten thousands hectares of primary rainforest dedicated to scientific research with hosting infrastructure, laboratory, auditorium and walking trails. The reserve is under the administration of INPA.
A regional Boat providing access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems.
Participants will be lodged at the boat and at the scientific headquarters of Adolpho Ducke Reserve administrated
by The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).
HOW DOES YOUR ART AFFECT
NATURE AND ITS FUTURE?
WE PERCEIVE THE EXPERIENCE AS THE ARTISTIC PRODUCTION SUMMIT AND THE WORKS, PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AS PROCESS SURPLUS
A NEW CONCEPT OF LANDSCAPE
ARISES FROM A CONSCIOUS NEGOTIATION
BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND
Adolpho Ducke Reserve Trails
ZF2 - Observation Tower
Igapó River and Water Lilies Lake
* Phenomenological Oriented Research
Understanding Amazon biome, landscape and political issues with specialist.
Development and presentation of the artistic projects.
MEDIATION CORE TEAM
Lilian Fraiji Curator Coordinator
SCIENTIFIC CORE TEAM
Cíntia Cornelius, landscape ecologist
Fabrício Baccaro, entomology
Jochen Schongart, dendroecology
Mario Cohn-Haft, ornithologist
Philip Fearnside, global warming
Renan Freitas Pinto, philosophy and landscape
Roberto Evangelista, visual artist
* Program schedule will be created according to scientific core availability.
All activities will be held in english, with simultaneous translations when necessary.
We hope the the network and training process will serve as the basis for artistic research that may be deepened, transformed and shared after the program. Although the program does not carry on to a physical production, there will be project presentations and group discussion, in which the specificities of each artist will be contextualized.
The contents generated will be documented and available by the LABVERDE network. Also the activity summary will be published on an online catalogue.
LABVERDE aims to foster the hybridity of expressions.
Program is targeted toward adventurous individuals and nature lovers:
visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers and other cultural makers.
We will select five artists to participate in the program free of cost. The condition for all modalities of grant will be discussed with the selected artist by Skype meeting. To apply for a grant, candidates should include a motivation letter in the attached documents.
Participants that have been investigating the intersection between art and nature will be prioritized.
DEADLINE FOR 2019 PROGRAM IS OVER
Please write us an e-mail if you want to know more about the program or about our next open call
Bianca Lee Vasquez
Carla Mercedes Hihn
Catherine Sarah Young
Elin Glærum Haugland
Erica van Loon
Laurane Le Goff
Markus von Platen
The development of the programme is a colaboration between Manifesta Arte e Cultura
and National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).
Manifesta Arte and Cultura is a cultural producer aiming for new ways to create and disseminate knowledge about the Amazon and the environment. It focuses on exploring the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, which involves a dynamic body of multidisciplinary knowledge and different cultural perspectives.
World Reference in Tropical Biology, conducts research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigates the sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon.