SALSA 2019 Photo exhibition The Forest of Mirrors

Photo Exhibition The Forest of Mirrors

SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference 2019

Stine Krøijer
University of Copenhagen

WWM (open area of the Museum)

Friday June 28, 10:40-11:40.

Chair: Gabriele Herzog-Schröder, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Forest of Mirrors is a photo exhibition consisting of 6 images, 3 short texts and one video (Point of view, 4 min), which the public will be able to watch on a small screen (provided with headphones).

The forest of mirrors

The Exhibition is the result of a collaboration between anthropologist Stine Krøijer and photographer Mike Kollöffel. The material was generated through fieldwork in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 2014 and 2017, and it visually conveys the relationship between nature and culture in light of Sieko-Pai cosmology. Forest of Mirrors explores the aspects and patterns of landscape that emerge when a forest mirrors itself in black water lagoons on the Amazonian border between Ecuador and Peru. Forest of Mirrors invites the spectator inside an animated landscape and hence a different perception of nature where humans, animal and spirits hold a common anthropomorphic essence (culture) that displays itself in different forms (or natures). In this sense, the mirrors establish a dialogue between different points of view.

Photograph: © anthropologist Stine Krøijer & photographer Mike Kollöffel

–Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA President 2017-2020), Jeremy M. Campbell (SALSA President-Elect 2020-2023), Laura Zanotti (Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2020), Claudia Augustat (SALSA 2019 Conference Organizer), Juan Alvaro Echeverri (SALSA 2019 Academic Program Chair), Glenn Shepard (SALSA Webmaster).