To enter this Jungle means to submit to the absolute indifference and lack of distinction between inner and outer world.
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, Report#1 and Report#2, 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 body limits, both organic and mental, trapping them in an envelope (a cave, a cavity) with multiple entries: 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.
Direction Jonathan Saldanha
Concept Jonathan Saldanha, Benjamin Brejon
Text editing /montage Manuel Neto, Benjamin Brejon, Jonathan Saldanha.
Music Jonathan Saldanha, Benjamin Brejon
Prismatic video sources Jonathan Saldanha, Catarina Miranda, Benjamin Brejon
Video archives & lazer manipulation Ewen Chardronnet
Voice, body Diogo Dória
Poster Dayana Lucas, Jonathan Saldanha.
Silkscreen print ARARA
Photo Silvana Torrinha, Jonathan Saldanha
JUNGLE MACHINE I
29 Oct 2010 — Produced by Soopa and Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal.
JUNGLE MACHINE II
21 Nov 2013 — Produced by Soopa and Festival Accès(s), Pau, France.