6 August 2021 | Lemesos International Documentary Festival
androula, Mohama Tajalof

The Island Club, in collaboration with the Lemesos International Documentary Festival, presents Spirits of the Rainforest, an audiovisual programme comprising live performances by androula and Mohama Tajalof. The programme is presented in the context of the exhibition Spirits of the Rainforest: A Photographic Innovation, currently on view at The Island Club.

Spirits of the Rainforest features original musical compositions by androula (Androula Kafa) and Mohama Tajalof (Veronica Georgiou), performed live in dialogue with the archive of Dimas Efthyvoulos (1924-2011), a Cypriot photographer who lived in the Peruvian Amazon between 1979 and 1989, seeking to capture “the spirits of the jungle”. The compositions will draw on the artist’s archive of audio tapes (which includes recordings from shamanic rituals and the Amazonian jungle, among others) as well as poetic and philosophical writings from his archive of texts. Conceived as a reinterpretation of Efthyvoulos’s audiovisual presentation, Spirits of the Jungle or Other Aspects of Reality, the programme will also include a projection of the artist’s “spirit” photographs and a screening of videos from his archive.

Programme curation: Androula Kafa