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Anne Duk Hee Jordan


The presentation by Anne Duk Hee Jordan reflects on the work Culo de Papa, on show during 2021 in the courtyard of the Humboldt Forum, as well as further investigations titled Disembodiment (2012). Here, the potato plant acts as a starting point to critically explore Prussia’s colonial history, weaving images of disembodiment together with personal experience to reveal environmental, demographic, and colonial processes. Jordan explores the plant’s dis-/embodiment throughout history and its role in imperial waves of exchange, such as the Columbian Exchange, a widespread movement of ideas, diseases, food and populations between the Americas, Europe, and West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.