10/09 • 9:00 PM to 21h15
Duration 15 min.
Recommended age: 12 years old
The multimedia visual artist Uýra Sodoma exhibits firsthand a photosynthesis of images that she performed during movements with socio-environmental and political emanations. Her intent is to show that enchantment is alive and the sacred is not legend.
Taoca portrays, in video art, transits with and for life: from São Paulo Biennial, where she exhibits photography series, to the Indigenous Women’s March, in Brasilia, where she held a performance, both occurred in September 2021 – “the year of the viral, forest, and presidential disease crossing in Brazil”, in the words of the also self-defined indigenous entity as “Walking Tree”.
Accustomed to call the forest “Grandma”, Uýra Sodoma was raised by biologist and educator Emerson Pontes, who was born in the inland of the State of Pará, where she refined her listening skills close to the streams – creeks that are born in the forest and flow into the river – and currently lives in the city of Manaus.
At work, “the movement with intention follows bound for the occupation of land and minds – reforesting them”, she says.
Just like the army ants, which in the woods move along the ground and trunks in search of food, creating networks of interaction with other species, the artist “walks on a tree connected to feet that step in sync and truth.”
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
Capture and Direction: Uýra
Edition and finishing: Kerolayne Kemblim
PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT
I thank the Kayapó women and so many other peoples present at the 2nd March of Indigenous Women who, during the cultural presentation held in the main mobilization tent, added their integrated and synchronous steps to the movement of life.
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