Édith Dekyndt | « Organ »

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2022
Conseils & expertise techniques. Conception et fabrication.
Avec Marie Monitza | Atelier Monitza


Photos © Marie Monitza & C.G.

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ORGAN is inhabited by a colony of Tineola bisselliella, a species of moth belonging to the Tineidae family. The metamorphosis cycle of lepidopterans (the order including butterflies and moths) is a phenomenon that engenders three successive life forms and has given them the greatest known resistance in the living world.
In the wild, thèse moths are essential for the decomposition of keratin, an organic protein found in animals and humans.
The colony is housed in a sheet of felted animal wool, a component of certain human musical instruments, where it is likely to live for several hundred years.
The two mating calls emitted bythe colony’s members, extremely high-frequency vibration waves, werecaptured by an ultrasonic recording device sensitive to sounds far removed from those discernible on a human scale.

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