Mosquito Revenge is a multimedia exhibition that retells the story of the European colonization of “the new world” with mosquitoes as the main characters. In this story the insect is seen as a paramilitary force, referring to the power of tropical nature that is disturbed by new artiﬁcial structures, poorly planned dams, sugar plantations and slavery. As a result of this overall catastrophe, mosquitoes become ubiquitous and deadly.
The exhibition grows out of Vivian Caccuri’s long interest in medical histories, and her study of eighteenth-century records of diseases in the Western Hemisphere, whilst giving continuity to her practice focusing on sensory perceptions, especially sound as a physical phenomenon and its social, historical and political context.
“Mosquito Revenge”, solo show by Vivian Caccuri
From June 26 until September 4, 2022
Fanefjordgade 44, 4792 Askeby, Denmark
Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5pm