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.
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