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el aguijón - the sting
Theodor Koch-Grünberg (born April 9, 1872 in Grünberg (Hesse), † presumably October 1924 near Boa Vista, Brazil) was a German anthropologist and explorer.
With his expeditions in the early 20th century, he made a significant contribution to the study of South American Indians, especially the pemón in Venezuela and the tribes of the Amazon.
His expedition report from the study of the Baniwa between 1903 and 1905 was published in 1910 under the title "Two Years Among the Indians.
Traveling in North West Brazil "and brought him great interest and recognition in scientific circles.
From his third expedition to the upper reaches of the Amazon River Rio Branco in 1924, however, he did not return.
Two months after Koch-Grünberg's disappearance in the jungle, his friend Brazilian filmmaker Silvino Santos found a suitcase that the former had specially got made in Germany for the expedition.
The exact research goal of Grünberg's last trip has never been known because with him his latest notes had disappeared
"story bag" - luggage with a fictional story, 2016, UdK Berlin
The story is based on true events but modified for this project.
Funny enough, this suitcase really got lost in the end. But not in the South American rainforrests but somewhere in Berlin. All that i have left of it, is this photo.
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