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Rubber time I

performance, photographs

2003

Rubber Time I was made at the site of Lunagangga, a former rubber plantation in Sri Lanka on the plot of the well-known architect, Jeffrey Bawa. Being Dutch, I realized that the land was also connected with my colonial history, connecting the Netherlands , Sri Lanka and Indonesia , where I live. In Rubber Time I ( Rubber Time II was made in Indonesia in Oct 2003), three persons lay on the ground in-between the rubber trees, covered by veils of rubber tree seed-cases, smoked rubber and dried pored rubber. They seemed to have been lying there forever, in a condition between sleeping, praying and death.