Melanie Bonajo

Night Soil — Fake Paradise

Full HD one-channel video, 52:00 min. 2014, courtesy the artist & AKINCI, Netherlands


- 19:40

Melanie Bonajo: “In recent years there has been an expansion of a ‘medicine’ called Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew of various plant infusions. Its origin springs from ancient Amazon traditions. My question is: Why have people born in Western culture started to re-use psychedelic plants as a mental, physical and spiritual medicine? How does this ancient tradition fit in to our contemporary lifestyle? What are the potentials and what are the consequences of its popularity?”