FABIANA ASSIS FERNANDES
Oga pysy: Techniques of Dialogue will document the material processes and technical knowledge through which Guarani Kaiowá ceremonial houses (Oga pysy) are constructed, the local cosmological frameworks that inform their architecture, and the ritual practices that these structures contain and enable. A broad range of digital media will be used in the process of documentation, including technologies of sensory immersion such as VR/360 video and ambisonic sound.
Through the Multimedia Anthropocene Hub, the MAL collective uses multimedia approaches to examine the human, more-than-human, and posthuman entanglements present in the context of the ‘Anthropocene’ – a concept which has been both commended and critiqued across academic disciplines. Through theoretical and practical sessions, the MAL collective seeks to rethink knowledge beyond he conceptual divisions between nature/culture and representation/reality in the context of the ‘Anthropocene’.
From the Other's Point of View presents an immersive and interactive 360 environment which permits the viewer to explore the different cultural and ecological landscapes of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. By using VR/360 video to create an immersive experience of alternative perspectives on human-environment relations, this interdisciplinary project aims to develop practical mechanisms for immersive technologies to change the ways human-environment relationships are perceived and understood.
This project is a collaborative knowledge-exchange between UCL MAL and the Kuñangue Aty Guasu: the Guarani & Kaiowá indigenous women’s council meeting, which this year will take place onlineIn tandem, we are finalising preparations for MAL’s Multimedia Encounters conference, and the translation of this event into an online format invites us to reflect on the parallels between the knowledge practices of indigenous communities and those of anthropologists.
Plantaphilia is a collaborative project that consists of a series of analogue films exploring the life of plants through intuitive visual and sound. Encompassing the perspective of plant ontology, we allow the encounter with plants to be an embodiment of intuition to produce a free interpretation of the films.
Directed by Iria Suarez and Paula Turmina. Sound design by Stuart Fisher and Kevin Poulton.