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.
Through the perspective of the imaginal disc,
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.
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