« The Forest is Burning – Art Installation » alternates scenes from the « Fire Performance » burning of one of my totemic sculptures at the art space La Miroiterie in Paris with the « Fire Performance » burning of another of my totemic sculptures in the Yanomami village of Arata-Teri in the Alto Orinoco region of Amazonas, Venezuela and scenes of Yanomami shamanic initiation and daily life in the forest and the village.
The destruction of the world’s tropical forests is a tragedy and a crime. The destruction of my totemic sculptures during « Fire Sculpture » performances is my way of expressing the urgency of protecting these forests and the lives of the Indigenous communities that depend on them for their survival.
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!