The Mamori Expedition
sound installation

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A wooden installation replicates the path I followed during an expedition through the Brazilian Amazon forest in 2009. With me I took a device to record sounds and a GPS to register my journey. The three wooden arms of the sculpture 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 move along the twists and turns of the sculpture, the sounds I 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
Concet, audio registration, technical realisation: Els Viaene
Wooden model: Jeroen Verschuren
Microphone: Johan Vandermaelen

This artwork is a coproduction by Netwerk Aalst and Q-O2
Distribution by Werktank
With the support of the Flemish authorities

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION
Review Knack Focus

Exhibitions
2015
Plunc Festival, Lisbon (PT)
2014
File Festival, Sao Paulo (BR)
2013
Private Investigations, Beursschouwburg, Brussel (BE)
Storm op Komst, Warande, Turnhout (BE)

Honorary Mention:
2015
18th Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Selection


EXTRA
--> Lake Mamori
--> Testbed
--> Final construction

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