A wooden installation replicates the path that artist Els Viaene followed during an expedition through the Brazilian Amazon Forest in 2009. The three wooden arms of the sculpture are a scale model of the Amazon River and are filled with water. A headset and a hammer-like stick, the ‘hydrophone’, allow you to “hear” the water. Once you insert the stick into the water and you move along the twists and turns of the sculpture, the sounds Viaene recorded during the expedition are reproduced. The Mamori Expedition catapults the viewer into the middle of the Amazon forest and invites the viewer to explore the river and its sounds in a very tactile way.
Credits: Concept, audioregistration en technical realisation: Els Viaene;
wooden model: Joenes Verschuren; Microphone: Johan Vandermaelen; Coproduction: Netwerk Aalst; With the support of the flemish autorities, Q-O2 and Werktank