Aedes albopictus(tiger mosquito), small container, 2017
A Spoken Person on Behalf of
“I’m speaking on behalf of Chheng Phon whose work runs around the displacement of living being and ecological imbalance dealing with international political relation and morality. I will be reading an introduction text for you following by an up-to-date status of the artwork.
Aedes albopictus also known as (Asian) tiger mosquito or forest mosquito, is a mosquito native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia. In the past few decades, this species has spread to many countries through the transport of goods and international travel especially South America and South Africa. This mosquito has become a significant pest in many communities because it closely associates with humans, and typically flies and feeds in the daytime in addition to at dusk and dawn. The insect is called a tiger mosquito for its striped appearance, which resembles that of the tiger. Ae. albopictus is statistically important vector for the transmission of many viral pathogens, including the yellow fever virus, dengue fever, and Chikungunya fever. The Asian tiger mosquito is about 2 to 10 mm length with a striking white and black pattern. You can distinguish the male from the female by the length of he wings. The female has much shorter wings which are similar to body length while the male’s wings are much longer.
The artwork, which is named Martildah, arrived to Cologne on the 19th of October.
Condition; Calm and un settle
On the 20th of October, Martildah mainly spend her time in only few spots. From between 9am util 2.40 pm, she stayed on the right-hand side of the alter. Later on, she moved to another corner next to the piano.
On the 21th of October, she gradually moves around often, however, he spent quite a few hours on the second floor. Facing the round window on the second floor, you will find the ramp leading you up to another window on the left-hand side, where she stayed. As the day pass, she moves and stay quietly on the edge of the square on the right-hand side of the wall closest to…….
Her last seen is on the alter right next to the flower.”
This project is a part of MAD TEA PARTY: Gonzo Curating And Beyond – DAI Roaming Assembly #16