An Excursion into the Rainforest

2006-03-02 20:00 GMT
2006-03-02 23:00 GMT

Biologists, artists and Sanctuary supporters are among the participants in the Spiegelaer event at Foamlab. They are hurtled head-first into the rain-forest canopy during this research report by Theun Karelse on a fieldtrip to the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary. A incomplete but detailed introduction of the workings of the rain-forest, plants and parts of plants is paralleled by the hypnogotic vision of the forest in the work of cineast Werner Herzog and his work with a navigable balloon in South America. The room is filled with a zeppelin-design by Cocky Eek and the spicy smell of Indian snacks. This event resulted in a close relationship between Foamlab and Shibumi Friends, the Dutch organisation supporting the Sanctuary.