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Lynette Wallworth talks Awavena

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“Lynette is the best channel to help us transmit this vision to the world”

Tashka Yawanawá

Join us in celebrating the opening of Awavena with Emmy® Award winning creator Lynette Wallworth. Wallworth is a world leader working in new technologies to tell powerful non-fiction stories that generate real-world impact. Wallworth was invited to the Amazon by Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa people. When he saw her previous virtual reality work Collisions (2016) Tashka recognised spiritual compatibility with Wallworth and with VR, a technology he felt could help transmit a Yawanawa shamanic vision. Tashka said of this collaboration, “Lynette is the best channel to help us transmit this vision to the world, through these new technological tools."

In this artist talk Wallworth will consider how she has consistently worked with emerging media technologies to reflect on and deepen connections between people and the natural world.

Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an Emmy Award-winning artist/filmmaker, and a world leader in using new technologies to tell powerful non-fiction stories that generate impact. Her works include the interactive video Evolution of Fearlessness; the full dome feature Coral; and VR narrative Collisions. Wallworth has been awarded a UNESCO City of Film Award, the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation and Excellence and Foreign Policy magazine named her in 2016 as one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers’ of the year. Her work has shown at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, New York, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Smithsonian, as well as film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, and the Adelaide Film Festival. Wallworth is a member of the World Economic Forums Global Future Council on Virtual and Augmented Reality.