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Awavena – Lynette Wallworth

From Emmy Award-winning director Lynette Wallworth and the Amazonian Yawanawa people, Awavena is a stunning tale of metamorphosis told through cutting edge XR technology.

For the Amazonian Yawanawa people, ‘medicine’ has the power to take you inside a vision to a place you have never been. By working with Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, Hushahu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawa is able to use VR technology to open a portal to another way of knowing.

Using technology that the Yawanawa feel enables them to share their story and visions, this immersive work takes you on a virtual journey into the spirit world, capturing fluorescent specimens from the forest world to create a vivid, luminous vision.

Awavena is a collaboration between an artist and a community, melding technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared, and a story told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction. It is an unmissable experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril for their people. They hope our experience of Awavena will shift our consciousness and change the way we perceive the world and the decisions we make.

The work first premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the 2018 Venice International Film Festival. It is the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Lynette Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, following on from their Emmy Award-winning VR film Collisions, (2016).

This experience is FREE, but bookings are essential.

https://artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/awavena-lynette-wallworth

Presented in association with Perth Festival. Supported by AGWA Principal Partner and Perth Festival Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts. 

 

 

When?

Friday, February 07 – Monday, March 02

Where?

Art Gallery of WA
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia

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