About the work "The Green is our Gold"
For this photographic documentation, images have been selected of the World Wide Web and used to represent the specific social, political and environmental situations in the Amazon rainforest and Suriname. In addition, audio files from the dialogues (taken from YouTube documentaries) serve as commentary on the images and give the entire documentation a narrative structure.
The documentational work was developed as an installation and as a book. Further down are pictures of the installation "The Green is our Gold" from the exhibition "Benedictio IV in Delft.
Extract from the book 'The Green is our Gold'
Amazon Frontlines is an organisation whose mission is to support the struggles of indigenous peoples living in the rainforest. Its aim is to help them defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.
' WE, THE ELDERLY ARE PROTECTING THE FOREST '
' BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE THE AIR WE ALL BREATHE '
Images from the Installation 'The Green is our Gold' of the Benedictio Exhibition at the Prinsenkwartier Delft.