From the leaves to the trees, and from the endlessly intricate ‘wood wide web’ to the wisdom of the indigenous peoples, there is perhaps no place left on earth that is imbued with more spirituality than the Amazon rainforest. During his artist residency at LABVERDE, the ‘art immersion program in the Amazon’, Paul Cupido and his camera entered into a silent dialogue with this enchanting mystical environment, focusing on leaves, the foliage, the water, and the moon.
“The artistic image is invested with magical powers. Applied to the skin or surface of objects, the images allow to flex the boundaries between beings and connect them to the surrounding universe. It is no wonder that the Kaxinawa call the spirits yuxin, the word that is used to designate images as well as photographs. The images present themselves as points of contact between the visible and the invisible, between the soul and the body, between fixity and the ephemeral, between the flux and the affirmation of existence.” (Hugo Fortes)