ONI is designed as a fractal of a map of consciousness. It is the first Episode of a trilogy of films called To the Origin. This project was born about in 2012 and this first episode is now reaching completion.
The film is inspired by the idea of having a conscious relationship with the spirit of plants — in particular an alchemical plant that the Shipibo people in the Amazon call Oni and we commonly know as Ayahuasca.
The reminiscence of several Oni ceremonies in the Amazon inspired us to create an audiovisual representation of the multidimensional experiences that humans experience when communing with Oni. To do this, we utilized the languages of dance, poetry, music, enactments and non-rehearsed performances.
As we integrated the many strands of information around this relationship, we came to a deeper understanding of our relationship with Nature. We realized the incredibly mysterious healing processes that Oni offers to humanity and the therapeutic outcomes taking place around the world. A map started to unfold.