vocal cognitive territory
sync 2-channel video installation | 37’
A conversation about the persistence and sovereignty of indigenous knowledge of the rainforest. Key figures from the Inga community in Colombia propose different kinds of learning while the accompanying soundtrack, featuring recordings made by community members themselves, generates a sonic and energetic field in the exhibition space.
Commissioned by the 17th Istanbul Biennial and inaugurated on September 11th 2022, the new video work Vocal Cognitive Territory is coproduced by Waira Jacanamijoy, Flora Macas and Ivan Vargas as the result of a common field trip in the Inga territory in January 2021. It tells the territorial history and memory of the elders and expresses thoughts about education and the future Indigenous University. The video is a contribution to the audiovisual archive of the future Indigenous university as these territorial histories and the memories of the elders have not been recorded in a consistent way.