The Power Plant


Emerson Munduruku as Uýra

Courtesy Uýra

Uýra Sodoma is an Indigenous Brazilian visual artist born in 1991. A graduate of Biology and Ecology, they are also part of art education in riverside communities. They reside in Manaus, an industrial territory in the middle of the Central Amazon, where they transform themself into Uýra, a manifestation in animal and plant flesh that moves to expose and cure colonial systemic diseases.

Through organic elements, using the body as a support, they embody a tree that walks and speaks through photo-performance and performance. Emerson is interested in living systems and their violations. Through the lens of diversity, dissidence, functioning and adaptation, they (re)tell natural stories, of enchantment and existing crossroads in the forest-city landscape.