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The Pillars of Our Latex House exhibition by Tendayi Vine – Watermans

23 March – 9 May 2024

As one of the first pilots in the Artcast4D project, artist, Tendayi Vine explores the identity of the gutta-percha tree – as a material, as a symbol, as an architect of communications and also as a figure of tension and displacement. 

Artcast4D is an innovative pan-European project that combines art and immersive technology to enable people to interact with culture. Tendayi Vine is working with the AAASeed software to create an immersive work at Watermans exploring the revolutionary impact of a Malaysian tree.

Indigenous to the Malaysian archipelago, by the 19 Century the gutta-percha tree was known for the rubber that made underwater telegraph cables a revolutionary success. But unsustainable and damaging harvesting led to huge ecological damage – the effects of this are still seen today with gutta-percha regrowth programs aiming to restore species numbers.

The Pillars of Our Latex House reflects on the way the gutta-percha tree was exploited and on the meaning behind the communications system that enabled the Nineteenth Century revolution in global communications.

When

Wednesday to Sunday from 23 March – 9 May 2024, 12.30pm – 7pm

Tickets

Book at watermans.org.uk

Details

Date:
27 April
Time:
12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Venue

Watermans Arts Centre
40 High Street, Brentford
London, TW8 0DS
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Phone
020 8232 1010
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Custom Date
23 March – 9 May 2024
Custom Order
-60

Details

Date:
27 April
Time:
12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
BST
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:
, , ,

Venue

Watermans Arts Centre
40 High Street, Brentford
London, TW8 0DS
+ Google Map
Phone
020 8232 1010
View Venue Website

Other

Custom Date
23 March – 9 May 2024
Custom Order
-60