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This piece is housed at New Frontier at The Ray. To find time slots and purchase tickets beginning January 16, click here.

For the Amazonian Yawanawá, “medicine” has the power to transport you in a vision to a place you have never been. Hushuhu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawá, uses VR as medicine to open a portal to another way of knowing. Awavena is a collaboration between a community and an artist, melding cutting edge technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared, and a story can be told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction.

YEAR 2018

SECTION New Frontier Exhibition

COUNTRY U.S.A/Australia/Brazil

RUN TIME 30 min

LANGUAGE English and Portuguese/Yawanawá

COMPANY Coco Films

EMAIL nicole@cocofilms.com

PHONE (415) 515-7633


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Artist Bios

Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist/filmmaker who has consistently worked with emerging media technologies. Besides festivals and galleries, her work has also appeared at the World Economic Forum. Her interactive installation Evolution of Fearlessness; fulldome feature Coral: Rekindling Venus, with accompanying augmented reality work; and VR narrative Collisions were shown at the Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers section. Collisions won a 2017 Emmy for outstanding new approaches: documentary.