Piscis ludicrous / Transfixed gaze (Lygophilia)
Video essay, 15′ 30”, 2018
Artist Robertina Šebjanič immerses us in the world of the axolotl - a species disappearing in the wild as their natural habitat is being destroyed, while propagated for scientific exploitation of its regenerative abilities.
Given all the scientific merits in the field of regenerative biology and the promise of prolongation of human life, it is almost impossible for humankind to see axolotls as they are – non-human-subjects in the process of inevitable extinction.
The project thus opens the questions: Who observes whom? Who is seen as a monster and who is perceived as an optical illusion?
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