◎ SCAVENGERS (2020) ◎
Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau
Curated by MEET, centro internazionale per la cultura digitale di Milano
Cockroaches are one of over 350,000 known insect species. Since the dawn of time, mankind has been as fascinated by them as they are disturbed. Resistant and cosmopolitan - they live almost everywhere except in the polar regions and high mountain areas - cockroaches are a fundamental part of the Earth's ecosystem because they feed, digest and transform organic material and return it to a new life cycle.
Scavengers is an immersive animation about the importance of insects for the survival of our planet.
Here the cockroaches - recreated by computer - fight to clean up the rubbish produced by human beings: they also digest polluting inorganic waste and transform it into nature. A task that would be up to humans, whether they are distracted or irresponsible.
Scavengers is also a reflection on the devastating environmental crisis caused by the human footprint. A wound that has already led to the extinction of many animal species, including insects, and is irreparably damaging the planet.
On September 17th will be held a Talk with the artists moderated by the President of MEET Maria Grazia Mattei.
📎 The exhibition will be open until 22.09.