« I minatori d’oro hanno inquinato la foresta. Era pieno di fumo epidemico e fummo presi in una frenesia mortale. »

Ragazza Yanomami pesca e fa da babysitter al suo fratellino vicino allo stagno, Amazonas, Venezuela

Come afferma il portavoce y sciamano degli Yanomami Davi Kopenawa nel suo libro La caduta del cielo: « In ogni caso, i nostri anziani dovevano solo inalare questo fumo sconosciuto per morire molto rapidamente … Questo è il modo in cui sperimentiamo il potere delle epidemie xawara del popolo bianco … Più che abbastanza di noi sono già morti a causa di epidemie di xawara propagato dai bianchi in passato.

Abbiamo visto i bianchi diffondere la loro epidemia e ucciderci con le loro armi. Li abbiamo visti distruggere la foresta e i fiumi. Sappiamo che possono essere avidi e malvagi e che le loro menti sono spesso piene di oscurità. Ma sappiamo anche che tutte le parole dei bianchi potrebbero sparire dalla nostra mente solo se smettessero di invadere e distruggere la nostra terra. Allora tutto sarebbe calmo come prima e torneremmo a vivere da soli nella foresta. Le nostre menti sarebbero diventate serene come quelle dei nostri antenati all’inizio dei tempi. Ma probabilmente non accadrà mai! »

ASCOLTA IL MESSAGGIO DELLO SCIAMANO YANOMAMI:

https://barbara-navarro.com/2020/11/24/ascolta-il-messaggio-dello-sciamano-yanomami/

PER FAVORE, NON ACQUISTARE O INDOSSARE ORO !!!

About Barbara Crane Navarro - Rainforest Art Project

I'm a French artist living near Paris. From 1968 to 1973 I studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, then at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California, for my BFA. My work for many decades has been informed and inspired by time spent with indigenous communities. Various study trips devoted to the exploration of techniques and natural pigments took me originally to the Dogon of Mali, West Africa, and subsequently to Yanomami communities in Venezuela and Brazil. Over many years, during the winters, I studied the techniques of traditional Bogolan painting. Hand woven fabric is dyed with boiled bark from the Wolo tree or crushed leaves from other trees, then painted with mud from the Niger river which oxidizes in contact with the dye. Through the Dogon and the Yanomami, my interest in the multiplicity of techniques and supports for aesthetic expression influenced my artistic practice. The voyages to the Amazon Rainforest have informed several series of paintings created while living among the Yanomami. The support used is roughly woven canvas prepared with acrylic medium then textured with a mixture of sand from the river bank and lava. This supple canvas is then rolled and transported on expeditions into the forest. They are then painted using a mixture of acrylic colors and Achiote and Genipap, the vegetal pigments used by the Yanomami for their ritual body paintings and on practical and shamanic implements. My concern for the ongoing devastation of the Amazon Rainforest has inspired my films and installation projects. Since 2005, I've created a perfomance and film project - Fire Sculpture - to bring urgent attention to Rainforest issues. To protest against the continuing destruction, I've publicly set fire to my totemic sculptures. These burning sculptures symbolize the degradation of nature and the annihilation of indigenous cultures that depend on the forest for their survival.
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2 Responses to « I minatori d’oro hanno inquinato la foresta. Era pieno di fumo epidemico e fummo presi in una frenesia mortale. »

  1. Pingback: « I minatori d’oro hanno inquinato la foresta. Era pieno di fumo epidemico e fummo presi in una frenesia mortale. » — Barbara Crane Navarro – Tiny Life

  2. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
    The gold miners have polluted the forest. It was filled with epidemic smoke and we were caught in a deadly frenzy.

    Liked by 1 person

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