DOOMESTICS

Doomestics has been developed in Argentina, within the context of my postdoctoral project entitled Symbiotic tactics.

Doomestics’ theme and title work with the tension established by the ecological need to cohabit with beings that are perceived as dangerous, undesirable or disgusting. Among them, spiders, scorpions and bats, to name a few. The project stages a series of products that make these beings visible and integrate them in different ways to everyday urban life, while exposing our fear, our phobias and our tendency to reject them.

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Detail. Degradable grating in context.

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Replacing the degraded grating.

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Tityus trivittatus (open image to see its luminosity under UV light).

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Breeding, Tityus trivittatus.

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Drying Tityus trivittatus. Preparing material sample to analyze chemicals and nutrients in its food chain.

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Grinding cockroaches. Preparing material sample to analyze chemicals and nutrients in the food chain of Tityus trivittatus.

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Laser cut on mdf. A4 set of three spider “houses”.

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Detail. Laser cut on mdf. A4 set of three spider “houses”.