Other Aspects of Reality
A live audiovisual performance responding to the archive of Dimas Efthyvoulos (1924–2011), a Cypriot photographer who lived in the Peruvian Amazon between 1979 and 1989, seeking to capture “the spirits of the jungle”. Conceived as an interpretation of Efthyvoulos's own audiovisual performance, Spirits of the Jungle or Other Aspects of Reality, which was presented throughout Europe and South America in the 1990's and 2000's, the performance comprised a long-form composition drawing on the artist's audio tapes (which include recordings from shamanic rituals and the Amazonian jungle, among others) and his poetic and philosophical writings.
Presented in the framework of the exhibition Spirits of the Rainforest: A Photographic Innovation by Dimas Efthyvoulos at The Island Club.
Performed in August 2021 at the Lemesos International Documentary Festival and in July 2021 at phenomena, a one-week programme of contemporary art presented by the Kerenidis Pepe Collection and the Association Phenomenon, taking place on the Aegean island of Anafi, Greece.
Lemesos International Documentary Festival; photos by Yvonne Zachariou
phenomena, Anafi; photos by Alexandra Masmanidi