Rubber Tree

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 was a space to share my research, discoveries, and artistic experiments on the history of the natural rubber industry.

art installation with sculptures, drawings and live plants, 2022


Kiosk.6, Weimar, DE