summaery2022: Projects

Kawchu

Project information

submitted by
Sarah Alvim

Mentors
Ursula Damm, Jörg Brinkmann

Faculty:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation
Exhibition

Semester
Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Sophienstiftsplatz - kiosk.6

Project description

The colloquial name "rubber tree" isn't just a meaningless name, but a long-forgotten ghost of the colonial history of rubber extraction. Ficus elastica (Gummibaum) has succeeded in becoming a very common and popular household plant and is the "face" for the name "rubber tree". While Hevea brasiliensis (Kautschukbaum), the species most used in the extraction of natural rubber, is distant from our lives, evokes no images, and is disassociated from a living form, turned into just raw material.

This installation is a space to share my research, discoveries, and artistic experiments on the history of the natural rubber industry. You can visit and observe from outside anytime, or join in during the opening time to go inside the installation: from 15.7 (Thursday) until 17.7 (incl. Sunday), from 14:00 to 17:00.

Email: alvimsarah[at]gmail.com

Exhibition Location / Event Location

Events

Kawchu Rubber Tree

The name "rubber tree" isn't just a meaningless name, but a long-forgotten ghost of rubber extraction. An installation about two tropical plants, one from Latin America and one from South-East Asia, connected by a history of colonial exploitation. The installation will always be visible from the outside for the whole duration of Summaery. To enter the Kiosk6, the opening time is: from 15.7 (Thursday) until 17.7 (incl. Sunday), from 14:00 to 17:00.

  • Begin: 14:00 pm
  • End: 17:00 pm

  • Sophienstiftsplatz - kiosk.6, .
  • Location: .

Kawchu Rubber Tree

The name "rubber tree" isn't just a meaningless name, but a long-forgotten ghost of rubber extraction. An installation about two tropical plants, one from Latin America and one from South-East Asia, connected by a history of colonial exploitation. The installation will always be visible from the outside for the whole duration of Summaery. To enter the Kiosk6, the opening time is: from 15.7 (Thursday) until 17.7 (incl. Sunday), from 14:00 to 17:00.

  • Begin: 14:00 pm
  • End: 17:00 pm

  • Sophienstiftsplatz - kiosk.6, .
  • Location: .

Kawchu Rubber Tree

The name "rubber tree" isn't just a meaningless name, but a long-forgotten ghost of rubber extraction. An installation about two tropical plants, one from Latin America and one from South-East Asia, connected by a history of colonial exploitation. The installation will always be visible from the outside for the whole duration of Summaery. To enter the Kiosk6, the opening time is: from 15.7 (Thursday) until 17.7 (incl. Sunday), from 14:00 to 17:00.

  • Begin: 14:00 pm
  • End: 17:00 pm

  • Sophienstiftsplatz - kiosk.6, .
  • Location: .