Anthro

"Regression"
"Regression"

Installation: Music stand, tropical plants, watercolor painted with amazon rain drop, shiwiars ritual sounds. Installation during my solo exhibition at Mur Nomade, May 2015, Hong Kong

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"Regression"
"Regression"

Installation: Music stand, tropical plants, watercolor painted with amazon rain drop, shiwiars ritual sounds. Installation during my solo exhibition at Mur Nomade, May 2015, Hong Kong

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"Regression"
"Regression"

Installation: Music stand, tropical plants, watercolor painted with amazon rain drop, shiwiars ritual sounds. Installation during my solo exhibition at Mur Nomade, May 2015, Hong Kong

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"Regression"
"Regression"

Performance at Lamma Island, Hong Kong. Produced by Mur Nomade, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Valéry Grancher 2015

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"Acculturation"
"Acculturation"

Liquitex on Antoetra door Zafimaniry community, Madgascar Private collection, Paris, France Valéry Grancher 2012

"Acculturation"
"Acculturation"

Liquitex on shiwiar ceramic (Jivaros). Ecuador. Valéry Grancher 2012

"Acculturation"
"Acculturation"

Liquitex on Mumuye sculpture, South Africa. Private collection, Paris, France. Valéry Grancher 2012

"Acculturation"
"Acculturation"

Liquitex on Kanaga mask, Dogon, Mali, Africa. Valéry Grancher 2012

“Ayahuasca”
“Ayahuasca”

Rainforest is a kind of 'terra incognita', today, with the satellites and the media globalisation, it is not anymore... But it's still outside of occident... By being on Equator line in deep amazon where the temperature is the same than our body, and humidity is closed to 99%, where the air has a sensual taste if we open our mouth by licking the air .... We can feel a a kind of regression, a foetal regression... Video, DVD installation Valéry Grancher 2011

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Statement:

 

"Anthro" is a series of works questioning our global world in friction with the premier native humans in the various rainforest, deserts, and territories.
There are some works questioning the acculturation, theatricalism cliché in postcolonialism and a specific project produced for Palais de Tokyo on 2005 "The shiwiars project".

"Theshiwiars projects" was produced for my solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, on November 2005. The point was to establish a link in between The Palais de Tokyo
context and a Jivaros community who has defined a new ethnic community called 
shiwiars, who is leaving in deep Amazon on the border in between Ecuador and Peru...
They founded their new ethnic community through an internet communication. It was one of the first time that a rainforest tribe is connected through this medium to the global world to make them visible as victims of deforestations.
I spent a few weeks alone with them by sharing their daily life to feed this project, the archives are on this blog:


http://theshiwiarsproject.blogspot.com/
 

Valéry Grancher 2005 - 2016