As part of the pre-festival program of the festival of the engaged ethnographic film Vizantrop in the Social Center KROV, we will watch the ethnographic film “Voices of the Rainforest” from Papua New Guinea on Thursday from 8:30 p.m.
Voices of the Rainforest is an investigative documentary about the ecological and aesthetic co-evolution of the Bosavi rainforest region of Papua New Guinea and its inhabitants. Through sound and image, the film immerses viewers in the rainforest and makes audible countless connections between the everyday sounds of the rain biosphere and the creative practices of singing, with and about the people of Bosava.
Duration: 67 minutes
Steven Feld is a filmmaker, sound/performance artist, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, and Senior Research Fellow at the Santa Fe School for Advanced Study. After studying music, film and photography, he received his PhD in Anthropological Linguistics from Indiana University in 1979. From 1976 he began a research project in the Bosawa Rainforest in Papua New Guinea. Results include the monograph Sound and Feeling (republished in 2012 in 3rd and 30th anniversary editions), a Bosavi-English-Talk Pisin dictionary, and essays, some of which appear in his co-edited books Music Grooves and Senses of Place . From this work he also produced audio projects including the Rainforest Voices CD. The key theoretical topics developed in this paper are the anthropology of sound and voice; acoustemology, especially regarding eco-cosmology as a relational ontology; emotional sensuality; and experimental, dialogic writing, recording, and filmmaking.
After the film, the host of Krov will be visual anthropologist Relja Pekić, who will open the discussion