Juliane Tübke presented on Aug 14, 2019 the work she had developed during her time in Kochi at the Pepper House Residency programme.

Juliane’s practice explore the agency of materials. In her project titled ‘Weathering’, commenced at the residency in Kochi, she worked on the surfaces of the architecture of Kochi, including Pepper House itself – walls, floors, and the objects these surfaces interacted with – using paper and clay imprints. She understands the ‘weathering’ of a surface as a two-way interaction between surface and external agent; a weathered surface as a resultant of gradual deterioration on one side, and the resistance of the material to this erosion, on the other. Juliane’s project also included documentation of the experiences of people on the island of Kumbalangi on the Kochi backwaters, especially their relation to changing climate and its impression on the built environment.

Juliane Tübke was in Kochi as a part of the bangaloREsidency, realised in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, Bangalore, and Pepper House.