2020, Ciné-Cipó – Cine-Liana: ATTO – Amazon Tall Tower Observatory Multichannel video installation, aprox. 140 min.
With the collaboration of Natalina do Carmo Oliveira, Milena Raquel Tupinambá. Produced in collaboration with ZKM | Karlsruhe, Serrapilheira Institute, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena and with the support of INPA-National Institute of Amazonian Research and Goethe-Institut São Paulo.
The ATTO, or Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, is an international scientific project studying the complex interactions between the forest, soils, and the atmosphere in order to understand the role of the Amazon basin within the Earth system. In her video work Barbara Marcel observes the daily life of the ATTO observatory’s scientists and two local women activists as they collaborate to produce a radio piece that communicates different forms of knowledge, visions, but also threats concerning the Amazon.
Within this joint venture, different perspectives and knowledge systems challenge the veracity of universal assumptions about science and society, and multiply the modes of engaging, understanding, and living within the Critical Zone.
This project has been comission by the exhibition "Critical Zones - Observatories for Earthly Politics« curated by Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Martin Guinard-Terrin and Bettina Korintenberg. Exhibition online and at ZKM - Kalsruhe, 22.05.2020 - 28.02.2021.