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Traces of fire

The light reflected by the silk in Bombyx mori replaces the extinguished light from the burned out neon light. Coming from the drool of the larva, the silk deals with desire, attraction and speech, myths and stories spread along the Silk Roads. The production of the yarn by the silkworm – to form a cocoon, in its process of metamorphosis – becomes auto-mummification, the chrysalis being smothered with hot air to keep the thread intact. The butterfy that will not come out will never turn around artificial lights.

Nearby, Basses is a block of a ghostly material (which can remind of the pale greenish larvas), made of wax candles gathered from church – residues of prayers on one’s own – melted in a single inaudible voice. The block of wax naturally shrinks when the melt solidifies; the hollow its takes during the cooling down can resemble an ear or evoke the wave of a sound.