'Life on the River' - Sepik and Amazon: Ambonwari and Murui

Vavrova, Daniela, Wojtylak, Katarzyna, and Lupinski, Thomas Zachary (2017) 'Life on the River' - Sepik and Amazon: Ambonwari and Murui.

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Abstract

The lives of the Ambonwari people of Papua New Guinea in the Sepik and Murui people of Colombia in the Amazon are both defined and made possible by the rivers on which they live their days. This exhibition explores the idea of life on the river, and the understandings and relationship that we – JCU researchers – have forged with our collaborators and interlocutors in these places. Both river basins, Sepik and Amazon, share unique but similar ecological features and cultural values. This exhibition shows commonalities and differences in more practical terms, through lived experience of the life on the river. The themes include canoe making, fishing, hunting, and food preparation. Through joint collection of photographs, videos, collages, drawings, and personal objects, the exhibition presents our fieldwork experiences, research methods, and collaborative approaches, as well as engaging important ecological and social issues happening in the tropics. Presented by ALTAR members: Daniela Vávrová, Kasia Wojtylak, and Kristian Lupinski

Item ID: 52757
Media of Output: Mixed media (photographs, videos, collages, drawings and personal objects)
Show/Exhibition: Life on the River
Cairns Institute, Cairns, QLD, Australia
5-30 June 2017
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Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 00:56
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 80%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950506 Understanding the Past of the Americas @ 10%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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