Matteo Norzi on Psychosomatic Healing and The Shipibo Conibo Center

We are delighted to host Matteo Norzi for his second episode on the podcast series.

Matteo is an artist, designer, filmmaker and Indigenous rights activist. His explorative artistic practice took him through several extensive journeys along six continents. His art has been supported by institutions such as Art In General NY, Headlands Center for the Arts CA, Spinola-Banna Foundation for the Arts Italy. As part of the collaborative duo Isola & Norzi he has exhibited internationally at venues such as Artists Space NY, GAM Turin, NMNM Monaco, David Roberts Art Foundation London, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Museion Bozen and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. His critically acclaimed directorial debut, the feature film Icaros: A Vision, co-directed with Leonor Caraballo, premiered in competition at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Bringing with him years of personal experience and extensive research on Amazonian history and culture, Matteo is cofounder and currently serving as the executive director of the Shipibo Conibo Center.

Matteo discusses his work with the Shipibo people and the value of psychosomatic healing. He talks about the use of sound and visual stimuli, and how they can be an important tool when diagnosing, transforming and connecting the mind and body.

Giancarlo and Matteo discuss the medicalisation of plant medicines and the problematic nature of plant without spirit as well as the notion of an individual rather than. collective experience. Matteo talks about the future of Shipibo artists and upcoming exhibitions around the globe.

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