Jaguara: What Art & Technology Can Teach Us About Conservation
Jaguara is a collaborative project by an interdisciplinary collective of artists, designers, scientists, musicians, ancestral knowers, ecologists, communicators, teachers, technicians, and artisans from different areas of the American continent led by the Colombian design duo Leonardo Vilar and Catalina Pulido of Sonic Design Studio. Debuting at Burning Man in 2019, Jaguara is an art-cart and portable musician stage portraying a Jaguar emerging from the Amazon River. Through this artful celebration of the Jaguar, they strive to raise awareness about the vulnerability of the main refuge of the Jaguar: the Amazon rainforest. This powerful and sacred being emerges from the water to remind us, through music and light textures, of the vital beat of the jungle that pumps life to our continent and preserves the balance of global climate. Jaguara, the messenger from the rainforest, is calling us to join our hearts, voices, and actions towards the conservation of the home of the jaguar, for the sake of our own home, planet earth, and our own existence.