Transformations

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Transformations

Grey silverfish are insects that are unintentionally distributed worldwide by humans. Because they are able to feed on paper and thereby destroy man-made things, they are considered pests and are fought as such.
In collaboration with the biologist Bill Landsberger and the Rathgen-Research laboratory in Berlin I examined the eating behavior of grey silverfish and their preferences for certain colors or types of paper. For this I designed graphics that make the feeding marks of the animals and possible preferences easily visible. I influenced their behavior through the coloring on my prints, but at the same time they determined my design through their behavior. A mutual process developed, a dialogue through graphic means, between the animals and me as a human.
This work was part of my diploma thesis in communication design at Hochschule Darmstadt and was exhibited there in the "Winterdiplomschau 19/20".

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