AboutHevea Act 2: Devil's Milk
- Οutdoor Workshop by Bethan Hughes
Saturday 5 June 2021, at 1 pm
meeting point: Centrum, Reuterstr. 7, 12053 Berlin
duration: 2 hours, *Pre-registration required*
As part of the solo exhibition Hevea Act 2: Devil's Milk that takes place between 27.05 - 27.06.2021, Centrum welcomes participants to a workshop held by the artist and researcher, Bethan Hughes.
Exploring the botanical origins and material complexities of rubber – the substance that forms the focal point of Hughes’ ongoing research project, Hevea – participants are invited to participate in a two-hour outdoor workshop on Saturday 5 June, from 1 to 3 pm.
Meeting at Centrum, the artist will begin by introducing the research behind the project and the significance of the herbarium in their work. The group will then embark on a short walk through the surrounding areas of Neukölln to identify and discuss the botanical features of latex-producing plants and political, social, and cultural entanglements that lie behind rubber. The walk will conclude at the Prinzessinnengarten (Hermannstraße 99 - 105) where participants will be guided through a hands-on workshop in which the artist will share some of their production techniques, including basic methods of cutting and assembling sheet latex and latex dipping, before they have the chance to experiment with the materials and make their own creations.
The workshop is free to attend, but limited to 10 participants.
All materials will be provided. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this workshop is not suitable for children and persons allergic to latex.
Bethan Hughes (b. 1989, Wigan, UK) studied Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art and Media Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar. In 2020, she received a doctorate from the University of Leeds for her thesis, “Against Immateriality: 3D CGI & Contemporary Art”. Between 2019-20, she was a BS Projects fellow. Recent presentations include If Everything is Connected, Everything is Vulnerable at HBK Braunschweig, 2020; TAPPING, DRESSING, a duo exhibition with Laura Schawelka at Diskurs Berlin, 2020; Re-shift, Re-calibrate, hosted by Pavilion / Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds. She is currently a participant of the Goldrausch project for women artists (Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt).
The exhibition Hevea Act 2: Devil's Milk by Bethan Hughes can be visited between 27.05 - 27.06.2021 in compliance with the known hygiene measures. Before your visit, we ask for a short pre-registration by following this link.
Devil’s Milk is commissioned by Centrum and curated by Jorgina Stamogianni.
The project is funded by the District Cultural Fund.