Jessica Fertonani Cooke -
Jessica Fertonani Cooke -
Jessica Fertonani Cooke -

CURANDEIRA (healer)/ video installation/ 17 min / 2018

The installation aspect of the piece consists of a blue projection directed on a translucent linen fabric hanging in the middle of the room. As the blue emanates on the linen it creates a blue shadow on the wall. Perpendicular to the linen, a small flat screen is hung, while a larger video projection faces the linen frontally. The 2 channel videos documents testimonials from 2 healers, residents of Pirinópolis in Midwest Brazil. They openly share their complex understanding of healing through plants. Their knowledge offers a door that penetrates a seemingly mysterious or impenetrable modus operandi existent in Nature. This gateway is grounded in a pragmatic and systematic day-to-day process of existing in the world to the healers; although still admitting to further unknown facets to their Art.

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