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You are invited to embark on an immersive journey into the heart of Brazil, and visit the Ipatse village which is home of the Kuikuro indigenous people of the Xingu.
Using augmented reality and video technologies, you will meet face to face with some of the 800 people who live in the upper reaches of the Xingu River.
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. You will be surprised that even in this remote village in the middle of the Amazon technology has arrived, and the Kuikuro are very connected with the outside world, either watching TV or on their phones.
The Xingu is a protected area of more than 2.6 million hectares and home to 16 indigenous peoples.
All visitor are encouraged to join a short evaluation session at the end of the experience.
Please note, one of the film installations includes nudity, traditional wrestling and skin scraping. This experience is more suitable for those aged 12+.
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, andby 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 Gardens, A Casa Gringo Cardia, Playground Entertainment and WeSense.