ILLUSIO

He flew vigorously to one corner of his compartment, and,

after waiting there a second, flew across to the other. What remained for him but to fly to a third corner and then to a fourth?

Again, the thought of all that life might have been had he been born in any other shape caused one to view his simple activities with a kind of pity

Virginia Woolf

 

The moth, as well as human beings, is a living form that projects itself into space and seeks to survive. It uses a form of camouflage, an appearance, to deceive its enemy. However, its erratic behavior makes it seak desperately for light, a conduct that scientists can not understand since it has terrible consequences: they usually lose their sense of direction and shortly after they die.

 

The term illusio refers to the idea of "mockery" or "deception”, according to its etymology: what haunts us, what seduces and defines us, then obsesses us, then enslaves us. The matter with which we manufacture that into which we want to transform, whatever we want to grasp, who invents it?

 

Illusio proposes a reflection on that impulse that all living creatures share, even an insignificant moth, to pursue that luminous and deceptive idea that can end up consuming us.

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