With "Haribo" Laurence Vallières releases her first edition. The artwork is part of her investigation into the symbolism of commercial products aimed especially towards children. In her drawing she combines the U.S. Mickey Mouse (since 1928) with the German Gummibär (since 1922). Both figures are known worldwide and symbolize happiness, innocence and nostalgia. But what exactly distinguishes their iconic character? And what do they tell us in a silent dialogue with us viewers? The Canadian artist is internationally known for her sculptures made of upcycled materials: she creates sculptural, mostly large-format figures from the animal and media world out of glued cardboard strips.