E.I. The Blob

E.I The Blob is an interactive “image-organism” sensitive to sound and touch, created to explore new ways of thinking (being, acting) with the Moving Image. It plays a central role in the artistic research project Non-knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image led by Annika Larsson, a project which examines the body’s and the moving image’s potential to change our habitual course and to overturn the dominant order of things. . Developed together with Stefan Kernjak.

E.I, Animaleques -Across Species, Bildmuseet 2019 // E.I with Augustin Maurs during The Sleep Over Experiment at Index Foundation Stockholm, Oct 2019 //

Beware of the Blob - It creeps and leaps - And glides and slides - across the floor -Right through the door - and all around the wall - A splotch, a blotch - Be careful of the Blob -Beware of the Blob - It creeps and leaps - And glides and slides - across the floor - Right through the door and all around the wall - A splotch, a blotch -Be careful of the Blob

Lyrics, Thema Song, The Blob (1958)

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»In the summer of 1997 the Washington Post ran a story with a headline worthy of the National Inquirer: “The Feeding Frenzy of a Morphing ‘Cell from Hell.’” The article describes these devilish micro-organisms this way: “Invisible to both scientist and fish is the creature itself, a bizarre one-celled predator that can appear to transform itself from animal to plant and back again. Called Pfiesteria piscicida, this killer dinofl agellate captured the attention of scientists worldwide when it emerged six years ago [1991] from the murk of North Carolina’s coastal estuaries, the phantom suspect in a string of mass killings that destroyed more than a billion fish.« (Nature's queer performativity, Karen Barad)