Seed Will Sprout a Flower that Does Not Wither, Neither Can Be Put on Trial

Seed will sprout a flower that does not wither, neither can be put on trial #1
Inkjekt prints
43 x 31 cm

The prints depicts a plant from the original herbarium archive of Rosa Luxemburg and placed together with an image from the book "The accumulation of Capital", previously shot with a rifle.

The plant in question is Amaranth, known better in the English speaking world as "pigweed". Amaranth etymology means in greek "The one that doesn't fade" which goes accordingly with the powerful resistance to pesticides that this plant has. Amaranth has been used, on the other hand, for nutrition since Prehispanic times in Central and North America. The challenge that this plant has posed to Monsanto is known, not only for it not being affected by roundup but also for being an threat for fields planted with transgenic corn. 

The herbarium of Rosa Luxemburg is deposited at Akt Nowych Archivum in Warsaw.

Seed will sprout a flower that does not wither, neither can be put on trial #2 (Eden Hotel)
Rubbing on rice paper, granite pavement stone, dried amaranth plant
76 x 91 x 3.5 cm (frame)

The sculpture that accompanies the rubbing is made from a pavement rock and a branch of amaranth picked up at the square where the small plaque is located in Berlin.

The text written on the plaque translates:

“Here was the Eden hotel. In early 1919, it was the headquarters of the cavalry division of the counterrevolutionary guard. Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were interrogated and beaten here, immediately before their assassination on January 15, 1919."

#1 Image from the exhibition "Eden Hotel" at A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam,2019


#2 (Eden Hotel), Image from the show "The last hour Before Sunset", at Galeria Municipal do Porto, 2021