Join us on an electrifying journey into the very heart of Brazil, and spend a day at the Ipatse village, home of the Kuikuro indigenous people of the Xingu, in the Amazon region. Using exciting augmented reality and video technologies, you will meet face to face with the Kuikuro, a community of around 800 people who live in the upper reaches of the Xingu River. The Xingu is a protected area of more than 2.6 million hectares and home to 16 indigenous peoples, including the Kuikuro. 

Come to see, hear and feel the stories they want to tell you about their everyday life, from the early hour when the first bird starts singing to the time the last star falls asleep. Enter the spectacular houses they build for their families to live in, join their daily activities of fishing and cooking, and discover the unique language that inspires their music and dances. And be prepared to be surprised: even in this remote village in the middle of the world’s largest tropical rainforest technology has arrived, and the Kuikuro are very connected with the outside world, either watching TV or on their phones.

The Xingu Experience

  • Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018
  • The Horniman Museums and Gardens – 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
  • FREE, but booking required. Tickets available HERE

The Xingu Experience is part of the research project The Challenge of the Xingu: indigenous cultures in the museum of the future, funded jointly by Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the ‘Immersive Experiences’ call, and by The Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London

The project is led by People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and AIKAX (Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Upper Xingu) in partnership with Factum Foundation  The Horniman Museum and GardensA Casa Gringo Cardia, Playground Entertainment and WeSense.

Photo: Elisa Mendes/Festival Multiplicidade