November 22, 2011
Agnieszka Brzezanska, Artist talk
D'autres mondes, Jan Kounen, 2004
I remember the day well when Agnieszka first invited me.
It is prepared by cutting the vines into short lengths which are then scraped, cleaned and pounded to a brown pulp. The vines, along with chacruna leaves and other ingredients are then placed in a cauldron, water is added, and the entire mixture is boiled for 10-12 hours, overseen at all stages by the shaman who will continuously blow sacred tobacco smoke into and over the brew. When ready, the mix becomes a muddy, pungent liquid with a foul, acrid taste.
This is another event Elaine is hosting to count down the release of Wandering № 1 on January 13.