Laboratory

Video statements from those involved in the project

“The word ‚Amazon’ has many meanings. It stands for water, forest, climate, the indigenous population and for there being more than one way to view the world.” – The artistic director Michael Scheidl is one of five project participants who explain in video clips their fascination with the Amazon and their work on the “Amazonas Music theatre”.

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“Artists, sociologists, anthropologists, architects and composers work closely together to make the Amazonas Music theatre a hyper-modern multimedia opera.”

Peter Weibel, Director of the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe


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“The ‘Amazonas Music theatre’ is about two different ways of handling the virtual – comparing western technologies with shaman practices.”

Laymert Garcia dos Santos, professor of philosophy and sociology at Campinas University, São Paulo


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“Our goal is to act as a translator of the word ‘Amazon’, a word whose meaning was lost to us a long time ago.”

Michael Scheidl, producer and artistic director of netzzeit, Vienna


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“The Yanomamö impart values which teach us to approach nature in a more conscientious and careful manner.”

Carlo Zacquini, missionary, diocese of Roraima


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“Our society is oriented towards the visual, while the Yanomamö are oriented towards tone and sound.”

Tato Taborda, composer, Rio de Janeiro
Videodocumentary: Christina Zartmann

Documentation „Amazonewar - A Project Study“ | © 2008 ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe