• Ectopic expression of DREF1–125 inhibits DNA replication of cells in the second mitotic wave. Fumiko Hirose et al. Mol. Cell. Biol. 1999; doi:10.1128/MCB.19.9.6020 [Drosophila eye imaginal disc – image edited]

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The imaginal disc

Holometaboly is the materially ob­servant description of an insect’s meta­morpho­sis in the pupa state. It commences by the larva di­gesting its own corporeal tissue, turn­ing itself into an energetic pulp from which the insect’s form is sub­se­quently modeled.

During this autodigestion, imagin­al discs – cell pods existing qui­es­cently in the larva form – acti­vate, shifting position in the liquefying body to become the seed points for the future insect’s wings, legs, eyes, genitalia and other features.

Rendering the dissolution of em­bodying structures in one view with the mobilization of formal in­form­ation, holometaboly presents a metaphor for a conception of deep change in which entropic degradation appears interactive, rather than para­doxical, with the continuity and development of information clusters, however unmoored and displaced.

In this anti-roadmap roadmap, deep change appears as neither purely catastrophic nor a know­able pro­ject, but as a dynamic in which chaotic and mnemonic forms and actions are func­tion­ally allied, and in which pre­diction can be per­formed through and because of the anti-rational erosion it is pred­i­cat­ed upon.

Call for applications

Through the perspective of the imag­i­nal disc, ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ 2021 invites spat­ial prac­ti­tio­ners and re­search­ers from across fields of op­e­ra­tion to analytically, spec­u­la­tive­ly or prac­tically approach effects emerging at the in­ter­sections of the built and natural en­vi­ron­ments and explore their pur­chase on a world in polyform reformation.

ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ 2021 <> The imaginal disc is an invitation for projects and perspectives in spatial practice via the lens of motives of knowing and unknowing, in their mutuality and interplay: ways of detaching and connecting, pathways of searching and researching, acts of solving and dissolving, motions of codification and decodification, merits of remembering and forgetting.

How to apply

The application period for ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ 2021 is now closed. The resident selection will be announced in the beginning of June.