The term “Ethnosphere” was coined by anthropologist Wade Davis.
He states, “You might think of the ethnosphere as the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. The ethnosphere is humanity’s great legacy. It’s a symbol of all that we are, and all that we can be as an astonishingly inquisitive species. And just as the biosphere is being severely eroded, so too is the ethnosphere, and if anything, at a far greater rate.”
The work of the artists present in this project illustrates the influence of the collective unconscious, meaning that it reflects how the ethnosphere acts upon us, as artistic creation is the realm where influences in general can be more evidently tracked down.
Photos Vera Marmelo. Sound recording Marcus Rovisco.