Nomadic Night

Christiane Jatahy When arms transform into wings


Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map

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Sound journey

A sound journey by Christiane Jatahy and Thomas Walgrave, inspired by The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman (Plon, Paris, 2010)

Voice narration: Felipe Rocha

Sound Design and musical performance: Domenico Lancellotti

Chants in the musical performance: Hunikuin Ibã

Chants of the Yanomami: excerpts from Reahu He A, Cantos da festa Yanomami produced by Davi Kopenawa Yanomami and Marcos Wesley de Oliveira

Sound capture of the forest: Yan Saldanha

Coordination of the production: Henrique Mariano

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We are particularly pleased to reprogram this Nomadic Night initially scheduled for 10 April 2020, which had been cancelled due to the COVID-19-related health situation.


The Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy enjoys blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction. For this Nomadic Night, she is creating a sound journey inspired by The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman, the major work by Davi Kopenawa, spokesperson for the Yanomami in Brazil, and Bruce Albert, anthropologist. Equipped with headphones, the public will wander through the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle. Readings from the book, a soundtrack and instructions will guide the public through the spaces, creating an invisible performance concluding with a live performance in the garden. Put on your headphones and let yourself be guided!