A cinematic TakeOver about the Amazon Rainforest’s rumour of the Headcuter.
In 2005, the Association of Indigenous Councils of the Amazonian Trapeze sent a letter to the Colombian President to take charge of investigating strange events in their territory. The letter said: "for approximately three years, fishermen in the Amazon region have been persecuted by a strange presence, people have called it the headcutter.”
This TakeOver will expose concerns about environmental situations affectations caused by foreign extractivism, fumigations, and tourism in the Amazonas, expressed through the rumour of the headcutter, a figure that recalls the incidence of technologies and narrates how the Witoto deal creatively and change their perception over several external influences on their home, and environment. How can we be AmaZonic from the distance?
Artist, Filmmaker, researcher, his work explores the intersections between performance, experimental cinema, expanded cinema, propaganda, de-colonization, mosquitoes, extra -territorialities, science fiction, the archive, and the incidences of these intersections in the construction of narratives, policies, and contemporary delusions.
Andrés Jurado is part of the Laboratory of Experimental Cinema and Expanded Theater La Vulcanizadora and is currently studying a Doctorate in Theater Studies at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.