Exhibition 2022 – 2023 « No to GOLD! Pas de Cartier ! » Yanomami and Trees / Gold Mining and Deforestation! – In memory of artivist Jaider Esbell

Barbara Crane Navarro

«The Forest Is Burning»
Photo montage from Fire Sculpture Performances
Barbara Crane Navarro

«The Yanomami shamans who fight thexawaraepidemic see the disease’s image appear in the form of strips of scarlet fabric. Thexawaraepidemic is approaching and its smoke is glowing red! It is making the sky become ghost and is devouring all the human beings in its path! It must be driven away!»

  • Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami spokesman and shaman

«Yanomami shamans struggle againstxawara– smoke of epidemics»
installation – mixed media
Barbara Crane Navarro

Shamans in the Alto Orinoco region of Amazonas, Venezuela, describedoru a wakëxi –the gold smoke – to me in these terms decades before I read Davi’s words. Dreaming in my hammock in the Yanomami collective house, the shabono, I saw the totemic sculpture I would later create when I returned to Paris.In another dream, I saw my sculpture burning…

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