Rio Arriba / Up River (Ongoing Research Project)

Rio Arriba (Sketches For A Vertical Cartography of the Putumayo, HD Video – 2 channels)

This video documents field work through the Putumayo region between 2018 and 2019. The piece includes preliminary experiments on a vertical geographic analysis of a complex landscape, seeking to create a cinematic cartography of the Inga and Kamnesta ancestral territory, with a special focus on spherical relations across the landscape (from soils to air).

The Pan Amazon region extends from the Andes all the way to the lower Amazon in the South of Colombia. It is the birth place of lakes and rivers that become the main tributaries of the Amazon river.