'Nap-guana' interrogates the evolutionary dissociation between mankind and Mother Earth through visual and sonorous processes along the Darien Gap.
Darién is a remote, roadless belt of lush rainforest that extends from the easternmost Isthmus of Panama into northwestern Colombia. Amongst the most notable indigenous people in the region are the Guna, the first politically autonomous group in Latin America (1925).
'Nap-guana' finds its etymological origins in the Guna language where “napa” translates to “earth” and “guana” to “core”. Native American cosmology roots humankind’s grounding in the earthly connection, where any rupture between the two would put at risk our understanding of basic human rights, such as our right to be loved or to be here.