LABVERDE 2017 OPEN CALL
LABVERDE is an unforgettable and deep experience in the Amazon rainforest for artists from all over
LABVERDE was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest.
The program was developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute for Amazonian Research. Designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in art, humanity, biology, ecology and natural science, LABVERDE aims to allow a deep understanding of the Amazon region.
Exploring the Amazon rainforest, discovering the richness of its biodiversity and understanding its importance for the planet’s ecological balance will foster an analytical and critical perspective of issues such as landscape interpretation, nature representation, and the role of art in engaging social-ecological behavior.
Brief description of residence program
Ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips will enhance participants‘ creativity, having nature as a common ground. The program main goal is to allow the comprehension of one of the main natural areas of the planet in order to stimulate poetic and aesthetic experience and discourses, involving art, humanity, biology, ecology and natural science.
Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve: ten thousands hectares of primary rainforest dedicated to scientific research with hosting infrastructure.
Floating Station: A regional Boat providing access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems.
Participants will be lodge in headquarter used by the scientist and research international community. Hosting infrastructure is equipped with shared/privet rooms, laboratory, auditorium, open kitchen and walking trails.
The development of the programme is a colaboration between Manifesta Arte e Cultura and National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).
Manifesta Arte e Cultura: Manifesta Arte and Cultura is a cultural producer aiming for new ways to create and disseminate knowledge about the Amazon and the environment. It focuses on exploring the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, which involves a dynamic body of multidisciplinary knowledge and different cultural perspectives.
The National Institute for Amazonian Research: A world reference in tropical biology, INPA conducts research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigates the sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon (portal.inpa.gov.br).
Expectations towards the artist
Participate in an intensive schedule of expeditions, seminars, workshops, and meetings, also participate in LABVERDE 3nd edition catalogue.
From 20th to 29th of July 2017
Applications up to 31th January
Phone: +55 92 999881301
Av. Professor Nilton Lins, 1100