2017 - 2020 Anakin Xersonsky
Skaska: a Hopeful Monster
What can a displaced being say about contamination?
A videogame, set in the outskirts of Kyiv, Anakin's hometown. “Skaska” means “fairytale” in Russian. “A Hopeful Monster” is the title of a study in which Ola Svensson, Alan Smith, Javier Garcia-Alonso and Cock van Oosterhout watch an intersex cichlid fish selfing in a UK university lab. “Selfing” means reproducing without a sexual mate. The videogame does not show reproduction, but a shapeshifting reality in which every encounter changes both bodies.
To be continued.