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THE BUTTER OF THE RAINFOREST
SYLVIE PROIDL Painting Austria
DUNIA CONCEPCION Dance Cuba
CAPOEIRA ABADA Brazil
May 23, 2005 at 7pm
Studio Sylvie Proidl
The impetus behind this DanceFoodInstallation is the assertion that it is difficult for humans to consume the necessary amount of calories in natural habitats.
In the rainforest, the First World's struggle with "too much" and "too fat" is simply not an issue. No supermarkets, soft drinks or fast food - it always takes hard work to ensure the minimum intake of calories.
Dunia Concepcion, a dancer from Cuba, applied the energy of her body to visualize the spaces of life. Together with Capoeira Abada from Brasil, she depicted the recurring topic of struggle, victory and defeat.
Sylvie Proidl's large-format, indoor jungles in oil portrayed rainforest reality.
The artist's cooking performance AVOCADO AND MANIOC rounded up the evening.
*Avocados are among the most valuable oil plants in the tropical rainforest and are traditionally said to boost potency and fertility.
The "butter" contains 30% unsaturated fatty acids, abundant lecithin and vitamin B, making it an optimal brain (and nerve) food. Valuable oils and vitamin A and E also make avocados an ingredient in beauty care products.