A modus operanti of the
a. Adaptive strategies: The artist as a bird. (Blue jay), (latin: Cyanocitta cristata).
monarch butterfly "Danaus" is mimed by the viceroy "Umentis archippus".While
the monarch butterfly is disasteful to birds, the viceroy is edible."Predators
that eat the butterflies usually vomit .Once having eaten a monarch, however,
the jays avoid both monarchs and viceroys."
jay eating a toxic monarch butterfly and then vomiting. (Photograph: Lincoln
Brower) David McFarland, Animal Behaviour, Third Edition, Longman editions.1985,
However, what kind of models are we reffering to? Models of the ideal that are perpetually subverted by other models before they are assimilated. In each transference, the residues are brought out. The models imitate other models as they simulate reality, competent enough to emulate the initial sensation.
text was presented in a video form during the exhibition "Images Beyond
the Naked Eye" of DESTE Foundation, October 01.