(Defoliate) 2013
Gallery 0, Cologne, Germany

Series Dibujar el límite (Drawing the limit)

We destroy what we need, what we love.

Pesticides are a "global threat to Human Rights" responsible for the death of 200,000 people each year. Says a report presented to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations by Hilal Elver, special rapporteur on the Right to Food.

I'm tearing petals of red roses from their branches. Later I'm standing behind a canvas and draw with white gloves, crushing the petals on white DIN A4 paper for more than 7.30 hours. The public doesn't see my hands, only sees them in action, in the projection of a surveillance camera on the adjoining wall.

Photo-Documentation: Debbie Runkel
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