Entonces tisanuro

Translated title of the contribution: Thysanura then

Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Artist)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition


    Multimedia installation made of an encyclopedia volume, photographs, insect, encyclopedia page, tablet and Wikipedia article.

    I prepared this artwork for a collective exhibition hosted at the Ayuntamiento de Sevilla (Seville City Council), Spain, in January 2021. Each of the participants was given a volume from an old edition of the Espasa Encylopedia, for it to be "intervened".

    The installation displays the volume on a pedestal, labelled as ‘sarcophagus’ and protected into a box. Four photographs show an exemplar of lepisma that was trapped between two pages of the book. The real insect can be seen through a magnifying lens attached to a light-box, labelled as ‘lepisma’. Another participant in the project who was allocated volume 30 (LEONA – LOMZ), gave me the page containing the entry lepisma and it is displayed into a frame and labelled as ‘thysanura’. Next to it, another frame contains an iPad showing the article on the genre lepisma from the Spanish Wikipedia, “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” and which I edited to include more information from current literature. That frame is labelled as ‘zygentoma’.
    Translated title of the contributionThysanura then
    Original languageSpanish
    PublisherAyuntamiento de Sevilla (Seville City Council)
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021
    EventEspasa-do - Seville, Spain
    Duration: 14 Jan 20217 Feb 2021


    • installation
    • Wikipedia
    • encyclopedias
    • Books
    • open knowledge


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