Artur Silva
Installation of The Idea of a Tree at Institutte of Contemporary Art, SingaporeStill frame
The Idea of a Tree
Two channel video installation
TRT: 7:23
This project was commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Singapore, through the Tropical Lab Residency.

In the intersection of colonial and environmental history two names have been associated with the rubber tree and its presence in South East Asia. This project looks at the legacies of Henry Wickham and Chico Mendes. Born a century apart their involvement with the rubber tree was drastically different and documented in revisionist ways.