O AMOR POR PRINCIPIO E A ORDEM POR BASE; O PROGRESSO POR FIM

 

Bamboo pyramid, Net with graffiti, Golden silk orb weaver spiders,   2016

Installation at Casa de Povo

Collaboration project with Carl Marion.



“O Amor por principio e a Ordem por base; o Progresso por fim.“ is a project about created a microcosm as a minimized civilisation. The title is one of the main sentences of the positivism movement (Auguste Comte) which considered that only Science can describe the world.


Golden Silk spiders, NEPHILIA CLAVIPES, have recently been used for creating fake neurons.


During that experimental installation, the spiders were making their cobwebs, catching bugs we introduced in the microcosm.


We built that installation in the tailors’ space at Casa de Povo. After few days, that became an evidence that, in that room, spiders and humans were doing the same sewing work.