Initiated by the discovery of a series of enigmatic postcards from the early 20th century attributed to Charles Kroehle, a pioneer of photography in the Peruvian Amazon who mysteriously disappeared, Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross’s Aya combines historical research on the creation of the Amazonian imaginary at the time of the rubber boom era with a sensory immersion in the dense vegetation of the jungle, structured by shamanic experiences. Through rituals an diets, vagueness, anxiety and contemplation of the forest succeed the certainties of an anthropocentric world.

curators      Florent BASILETTI
partners        Canton de Vaud, Galerie Wilde