Carausius morosus , 2016
Catalogue with texts by Jitka Hlaváčková, Karel Císař and Martin Mazanec in cooperation with PAF Olomouc.

“…Carausius morosus, also known as Indian stick insect, is greenish-brown in color. All its activities take place at night, in the dark between the ground cover of shrubs and on tree branches. The moment of the stick insect in the salon environment of a photo studio with a dark fabric and a motionlessly lying body was stimulated by the dimness of the space and the red light. The stick insect’s journey is recorded by static shots of the Carausius morosus video.”

“…The subjects of the video are torridly current as well as completely universal: the current global phenomenon of migration and cultural discrepancies, the issues of ethnic and gender as well as universally biological differences. Female vegetarian stick insect, which reproduces in a parthenogenetic way, i.e. not requiring a male element, and endowed with perfect mimicry, is in this sense the bearer of ambivalent, yet relatively clear significance.”

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