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I focus on constructing a system with living organisms, replicas of historical artefacts, art historical references and elements from different internet cultures to present a complicated system and to experience their unexpected connections. I don’t aim to create one focal point but multiple ones creating a decentralised ecosystem. This installation is inspired by British evolutionary biologist - Richard Dawkins and his meme theory. In his writings, memes function as units of cultural distribution. This theory suggests that ideas, behaviours, or skills are transferred between people through the process of imitation. Each element in the installation system is created and in its creation emphasises on the ideas of memetics.
Are our own thoughts parasites? Through my research I found out that I am interested in blurring the line between the parasite and the host in favour of introducing a non hierarchical evaluation system. I am approaching this from an ecological point of view, thus supporting the decentralised idea behind such network. That is initially inspired by the concept of the rhizome. By bringing examples of parasite from the biological world, I presented their relationship with the host as something more Symbiotic opposed to being exploitative. By using a biological examples I wanted to amplify the potential of the indifferent approach, when analysing data. I am exited to continue researching this topic in the future.