A trip to Mapiá, Brasil, in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, for an encounter with the spirit(s) of the forest. Stillness never was more vivid.
Daily use of the bridge over the river Inagarapé Mapiá to ‘Casa Santa’, the healing house, resulted in a series of metaphorical images, wounds in transit on cut tropical wood, the supports of the passage and subsequently the by-passer.
Mapiá is located within the National Reserve of Inauini-Pauini – one of the most preserved areas of the western Brazilian Amazon. In 1990, with the approval of the community, the Brazilian government created the Purus National Forest on an area of 256.000 ha, and have the village of Céu do Mapiá as it’s regional ecological capital.