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Carolina Zambrano

Documentary photographer and visual artist
   
"Mujeres Mirando" waorani territory map
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Carolina Zambrano is a documentary photographer, educator, visual artist  and cultural management, member of collectives Fluxus Foto, Frente Fotográfico and Lighthaus Gallery. She is also part of the board of  Directors ... read on
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"Mujeres Mirando" waorani territory map
ES

"Mujeres mirando" somos un colectivo de mujeres interculturales que vinculamos arte y comunidad en territorio amazónico, el proyecto nace en 2017 con la iniciativa de Manuela Ima y el apoyo de la AMWAE (Asociación de Mujeres Waorani de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana) para realizar la Exposición fotográfica "Onkiyenani Aranipa" en Puyo, esta muestra reunió la mirada de tres amigas que, en ocasiones, con cámara en mano fuimos tejiendo experiencias en la selva desde hace mas de 10 años, desde nuestros lugares distintos y vivencias entrelazadas, sin darnos cuenta comenzamos a tejer esta red.

Las mujeres waorani sin embargo desde hace mucho tiempo se dieron cuenta que tejiendo y cantando prolongan la vida. Tradicionalmente los wao cantaban en todos los momentos de la vida diaria melodías de un solo tono, por medio de las cuales cuentan sus tradiciones y todo tipo de experiencias con la selva, su madre más querida. El tejido es su ‘forma otra’, un lenguaje que cuenta con autonomía propia desde lo femenino/colectivo, es su manera de cuidar, preservar y visibilizar su identidad, elaborando artesanías con la fibra de chambira, una palmera que extraen de la selva y que constantemente producen en armonía con el ambiente y responsabilidad con la comunidad.

Ahora nos juntamos a tejer imágenes que vamos recolectando con el tiempo, propiciando, además, espacios de creación colectiva, y abriendo diálogos de convivencia intercultural, nos tejemos como un acto simbólico para dialogar con el origen, reconstruir la memoria y prologar la vida.

Mapa territorial waorani:

Manuela Ima
Romelia Papue
Carolina Zambrano
Rosalina Yeti
Omare Yeti
Huaginca Tocaría

Video: Carolina Zambrano
Fotos del video: Manuela Ima, Romelia Papue y Carolina Zambrano


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"Mujeres Mirando" (Women Watching) we are an intercultural women collective who link art and community in Amazonian territory. The project was born in 2017 with Manuela Ima´s initiative and the support of AMWAE (Association of Waorani Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon) to carry out the photographic exibition "Onkiyenani Aranipa" in Puyo. This exhibition brought together the gaze of 3 female friends who, on occasions, with camera in hand, we have been embroider experiences in the jungle for more than 10 years from our different places and intertwined experiences, without realizing that we had begun to embroider this net.

However, Waorani women have long realized that embroidering and singing prolong life. Traditionally, the Wao sing single-tone melodies at all moments of daily life, which they use to tell their traditions and all kinds of experiences with the jungle, their most beloved mother. Embroider is their 'other language' that has its own autonomy from the feminine/collective, it is their way of caring, preserving and making their identity visible, making handcrafts with the fiber of chambira, a palm tree that they extract from the jungle and that constantly produce in harmony with the environment and responsibility with the community.

Now, we weave ourselves with images that we collect over time, also promoting spaces for collective creation and opening dialogues of intercultural coexistence, we embroider ourselves as a symbolic act to dialogue with the origin, rebuild memory and prolong life.

Waorani land map:

Manuela Ima
Romelia Papue
Carolina Zambrano
Rosalina Yeti
Omare Yeti
Huaginca Tocaría

Video: Carolina Zambrano
Video photos: Manuela Ima, Romelia Papue and Carolina Zambrano


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