Reflections for Para
This continues my performance investigation and response to the murders and demolition within the Brazilian Amazon in the state of Para. This investigation began at the Lumen Video and Performance Festival last June in immediate response to the assassination of impoverished farmer and land owner, Obede Loyla Souza. Over 1,150 environmental activists have been the unjust victims to murder in the pursuit of privatized greed.
Reflections for Para is a multi-media performance intended to honor the commitment of formerly slain activists and to expose the extreme instability of the Amazon’s resources.
Materials: salvaged wood, foam, rope, coal, saw dust and milk