Inspired by Sebastião Salgado’s breathtakingly beautiful photography exhibition, which runs at the Science and Industry Museum until Sun 14 Aug, Amazônia: Late is an after-hours evening of music, interactive demonstrations, creative activities and other special events in celebration of the wider Amazon region and the ambitious sustainability mission led by its native peoples.

Featuring displays full of innovative short films, new contemporary art, Amazonian food and talks from world-leading scientists as well as Salgado’s incredible collection, the adults-only event is a unique opportunity to discover more about the Earth’s largest rainforest.

Many of the evening’s activities have been developed in partnership with Festival Brazil Footpoint 00, a promotional platform for Brazilian intersectional, decolonial and ecologistic art in the UK, the evening’s programme includes the UK premier of THEMONIAS, a series of four short films collectively affirming the power and necessity of the Amazonian LGBTQIA+ aesthetic.

Alongside the screening, a display of various sustainable designs, crafts and personal objects from the region emphasises the conceptual importance of ‘making’ within spiritual and economic prosperity’, as well as the staggering contemporary artwork Itu nai anya arimikane (The forest is our future/The trees that make us grow) created by an artistic collective of Tiriyó, Katxuyana and Txikiyana Women.

With live music from Peruvian-born musician Tocha and flavours of the region supplied by MetMunch, visitors can intersperse dance and food with discussions from University of Salford scientists on the latest technological effort to track forest biomass and document environmental change across the region, using European Space Agency satellites.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wed 6 Jul, 7pm, Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
, Tel: 0330 058 0058, FREE
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 15 Jun 2022