19/11/2021 - 29/01/2022

New Work - Installation

Annie Ratti - Bombyx Mori

The restaging of natural processes has been an aspect of Ratti’s practice over the last 10 years. For this project she transformed her studio into a laboratory in which to breed Bombyx Mori silkworms.

Thousands of years of silk-farming have created an interdependence between moths and humans. The little insects are fully domesticated and readily climb up fingers, but the intensive farming has greatly reduced their mobility and they have completely lost the ability to fly.

Her works invite us to observe these creatures from a new perspective and reflect upon the centuries-old relationship our species has with them, but also to recover and reconsider our historical interdependence.


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