In our work we aim to bring together Western science alongside cosmological, ritual, and indigenous knowledge. Our practice oscillates between past and present, science and mythology. Our work across different mediums, such as painting, sculpture, and installation always striving to blur the distinction between the concepts of nature and culture.
Their projects have sought to integrate Amazonian mythologies with modern industrial processes and meld together contemporary urban and rural realities.1
From a decolonial approach we're are interested in exploring the interdependence of the contexts of the North and the global South, by reviewing events in colonial history that have an environmental impact to this day (climate colonialism).
The duo investigates the interconnections that exist between life forms and the erroneously referred to “resources” of our environment. In the context of the increasing environmental damage caused by mining in Latin America, their works point to other ways of knowing about and valuing minerals that are not tied to their market worth.2
How can we recall and honor Amazonian thinking in the urban context? We consider necessary to recognize the importance and relevance of indigenous cosmovisions, to learn new ways of relating and to learn a new ethic of respect for the non-human, especially in the context of the climate crisis in which we live.
1,2 Page, Joanna, Decolonizing Science in Latin American Art, 2021.