[ISEA2016] Artist Talk: Yvette Granata — Processing/lampreys: Parasite Aesthetics and Generic Eels

Artist Statement

Processing/Lampreys explores the method of Francois Laruelle’s photo-fiction through animation coding processes that transform digital surfaces of images of the lamprey eel species. While the lamprey species is classified as a parasitic, jawless fish that latches its fanged mouth onto other fish in order to suck the blood of its host, this project emulates the practices of the parasite as an art practice that complicates notions of representation. The project presents a series of animations as a photo-fictional parasite apparatus or a conceptual camera. Ultimately, the parasite is framed as a generic condition through which a philosophical science of parasite aesthetics is posited.