6 April, 2017, 6-8:30pm

After an introduction by Luciana Martins (Birkbeck), there will be short presentations by Jordan Goodman (UCL), Leslie Wylie (Leicester), and Ignacio Acosta (Brighton) followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception, including a private view of the exhibition at the Peltz Gallery.

This roundtable is part of the exhibition El Encanto (The Enchantment) at the Peltz Gallery from 6 April to 4 May, 2017, featuring the work of artist Freddy Dewe Mathews. The series, developed over 3 years, looks at the history of the rubber industry in the Putumayo, a large area of the Colombian Amazon once heavily exploited for this naturally occurring resource, and the challenges of a critical artistic practice that interrogates the legacies of exploitative activities on abandoned places.The interaction between tapper and rubber tree has come to echo the central allegory attached to it, that of bleeding.

Listen to the recording here.