« The Fire Sculpture » alternates scenes of the « Fire Performance » burning of one of my totemic sculptures at Le Chaufferie in St. Maurice, France, with scenes of Yanomami daily life in their forest and village and the « Fire Performance » burning of one of my totemic sculptures and a traditional Yanomami basket on a sandbank along the Orinoco river in Amazonas, Venezuela.
More than wood or canvas, fire is the most essential element of this sculpture. The ephemeral nature of the sculpture and the Yanomami basket reflects the fragility of its subject: oral cultures, immaterial and ancestral on the verge of disappearing…and the fragility of a forest, vital for humanity, on the verge of being destroyed.
Sound Design by César Antonio Estay Herrera
Here’s the film:
For more information about the Rainforest Art Project, please see my website here:http://www.barbaranavarro.com
And here in a blog by Palm Oil Detectives:https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/114089794/posts/3744071063
Thank you so much for appreciating my work! Barbara