JUNGLE MACHINE I/II

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“To enter this Jungle means to submit to the absolute indifference and lack of distinction between inner and outer world.”

Sound-Theatre piece conceived from the assembly of fragments of the book “The Crystal World” by JG Ballard and “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad.
The piece is divided into two mutually implicated flows of extended duration, proposing an experience of environmental and cosmological immersion in a prismatic and fictional Jungle.
In this Jungle there is a constant translation and expansion of our body limits, both organic and mental, trapping them in an envelope (a cave, a cavity) without orientation points and multiple entries which we can only intuit a way out: a space for echoes, visitations, drifts and constant dream infiltrations. The Jungle is, accordingly, a machine (symbolic, sensory and sonic) of fictions, streams and underground intensities in which we enter, while we remain ourselves parts of this contamination machine.

Produced and directed: Jonathan Saldanha
Concept: Jonathan Saldanha & Benjamin Brejon

Text editing /montage: Manuel Neto, Benjamin Brejon and Jonathan Saldanha.
Music: Jonathan Saldanha & Benjamin Brejon
Prismatic video sources: Jonathan Saldanha, Catarina Miranda and Benjamin Brejon.
Video archives & manipulation, lazer: Ewen Chardronnet
Voice: Diogo Dória

JUNGLE MACHINE I
29 Oct 2010
Produced by Soopa and Serralves Museum, Porto.
Poster: Dayana Lucas / Jonathan Saldanha. Silkscreen print: ARARA

JUNGLE MACHINE II
21 Nov 2013
Produced by Soopa and Soleils Numériques, Festival Accès(s), Pau.

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