The Amazon


I’m participating in an expedition in the Peruvian Amazon, with support of V2_. The trip will result in an artwork concept and a voyage report for a forthcoming ebook.

The expedition has been arranged through the Clipperton Project.
“Jon Bonfliglio, founder of The Clipperton Project notes of the expedition: “…the Amazon is just another word for the unknown, and the unknown is terrifying to us. Our challenge is how we negotiate this space; how we make the void more tangible by degrees. I would encourage you to read nothing in advance; to arrive without preconceptions. To land as though you have just arrived into the world for the first time, to breathe the air, to see a different face…”

In collaboration with V2_ curator Michelle Kasprzak, it has been arranged that artist Karolina Sobecka (PL/US) will be onboard this expedition as part of a mixed group of artists and scientists. After the expedition, Karolina will develop a proposal for a new artwork based on her reflections onboard, interactions with crewmates, and impressions of Iquitos and the Peruvian Amazon. Karolina’s proposal and reflections will be released in a V2_ eBook in November. Plans are underway to then commission and present this proposed artwork as part of Espacio Fundaci√≥n Telef√≥nica Lima’s 10th anniversary celebrations in 2015, and later touring to venues in Europe, including V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.”

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