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FROZEN I 2017

 

FROZEN is looking at new ways of using silkworm’s cocoons without killing the worm, generally killed in the silk production. The silkworm is one of the most iconic insect experiencing a morphosis during his entire evolution. He is born as a worm but then morph in a butter y arrived at maturation. Within the silk industry most of the Bombyx Mori are killed in order to extract the silk from the cocoon, what if we let the worm become a butter y? How can we use this material differently and celebrate the morphosis of the insects?

At my hands the silkworm undergoes a further morphosis, as the cocoon normally discarded becomes building material. By accumulating hundreds of silkworm’s cocoons, I construct a very lightweight mould. Then metal is poured in the cocoon’s mould, generating one off and unique piece. By confronting the natural and artificial, I want to explore the stability of what is around us, using silkworm cocoons as a tool to mimic the beauty of nature with the help of industrial materials, freezing the beauty of nature for a long period of time.