Explore the gateways between the terrestrial universe and the realms of the mind.
Meet the millennial traditions of Shipibo-Conibo healers in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Expect to find yourself drawn in by the spirits, carried away by shamanic songs, or devoured by a giant anaconda. Prepare yourself to virtually experience the altered state of consciousness revealed by ayahuasca, the concoction of medicinal plants used in Shipibo-Conibo ritual healing ceremonies.
AYAHUASCA - THE SHAMANIC EXHIBITION
In Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey, acclaimed film director Jan Kounen explores the potential of using Virtual Reality to represent the psychedelic experience of Ayahuasca, a brew used in rituals by the Shipibo tribe of the Amazon.
Ayahuasca - The Shamanic Exhibition features different elements to learn about this ceremony with the VR experience by Jan Kounen as centerpiece. Can immersive technology approach experiences like Ayahuasca and alter our sense of reality?
World Premiere in Amsterdam at Eye Filmmuseum with IDFA DocLab 2019.
Who curated this exhibition?
Ayahuasca - The Shamanic Exhibition has been created and produced by Diversion cinema, in collaboration with Jan Kounen, Asomashk - Shipibo-Konibo association, Shaman Films, Agence Clémence Farrell & Paper-Street Studio.
What's in the exhibition?
Enter the world of Ayahuasca and discover the Shipibo-Konibos culture through video, interactive interface, artworks, texts & a Virtual Reality experience for a total time of 45 minutes.
Where can I experience it?
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A M S T E R D A M
Eye Film Museum
in collaboration with IDFA
22.11.19 > 1.12.19
T A I P E I
17.07.20 > 13.09.20
K A O H S I U N G
VR FILM LAB
21.02.21 > 29.03.21