Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

Bombix Mory: Microfabrics Exhibition

Buenos Aires
June 21, 2020

The beauty of silk, as well as the charming and laborious process of obtaining it, are a source of multiple inspirations.

Anyone having been lucky enough to observe live how the weaver worm makes its movements until it takes shelter in a cocoon will understand. So, too, will those who have ever visited a producer's farm and witnessed the dedication and care given to these insects; or those who have been dazzled by Designer creations and who applauded the progress made in terms of quality and versatility of applications explored by researchers. Juan Rodríguez Martínez, technical expert of the Casita de Piedra Cetcaser Institution for the Seda Project in Mexico, collaborated in the "Bombyx mori: microfabrics" exhibition held by Dr. Siglinde Langholz in the Capilla del Arte of the Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

"This exhibition presents a very particular analysis of the process of observation, perpetual movement and metamorphosis of life. The cycle and the microfabrics that these lepidoptera generate are the starting point of the artist who takes a close look at the insect's natural habitat and brings about diverse translations of the scientific aspects into aesthetic ones. Along the exhibition, visitors are invited to touch some of the pieces and to observe others like a scientist strolling through a laboratory gallery; they will also discover a sound piece in which the authors are living worms and weavers of their own cocoon".

For more information about the exhibition, click here.