"...we've become apart of the Amazon forest – we breathed its clean air, we drank & bathed in its fresh water, we ate its vibrant fruits, we witness & felt its exuberance, it is intensely alive – this life force is now deeply within us."
Art Immersion Program in the Amazon
LABVERDE is a ten day intensive residency program designed for artists and creators who are eager to reflect on nature and landscape exploring the connection between science, art and the natural environment.
During the program, Man&Wah along with sixteen local and international artist experienced a diverse range of lectures, talks, workshops and field trips with local naturalist guide, physicist/cosmologist, biologist, philosopher, ecologist, horticulturist, mycologist, artist, architect/urban planners, ornithologist, curators, and forest scientist and people from the local slow food movements about the use of indigenous ingredients.
The diverse mix of curated presenters each shared their insight and knowledge within their practice relating to the Amazon forest. This presented a variety of understanding as how the ecosystem within these environment can be intimately connected and affect each other locally and outwards globally. In addition, the ambience and lush vibrant setting of Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve inspired deeper reflections and discussions amongst the group in regards to the human relationship with nature. Realising the forest has pollinated us; we’ve become apart of the Amazon forest – we breathed its clean air, we drank & bathed in its fresh water, we ate its vibrant fruits, we witness & felt its exuberance, it is intensely alive – this life force is now deeply within us.
Throughout the program Man&Wah immersive themselves with other artist freely through discussions, collaborations, exchanging thoughts & creative ideas and as much as possible experience the Amazon Forest through each artist perspective & creative practice as how they view and experience natural environment