Vampyroteuthis Infernalis as Bioluminescent Lighthouse to Think among the Living.

# Animorphosis Session 2 - Elise Rigot #
Vilém Flusser Archive, on ligne, Thursday 20th of May 2021


🐙 I have a background in product design (school Boulle & ENS Paris-Saclay). I am currently doinh a phD by practice in design and teach at university of Toulouse (south of France).

I am the author of a podcast, Bio Is The New Black, that ties together design, biology and technology. I recently published a paper in the current issues of Flusser Studies (30)Vampyroteuthis Infernalis as Bioluminescent Lighthouse to Think among the Living. Some Mutations: From 1981 to 1991. I will share with you this research-creation work.

Podcast - Bio Is The New Black

A native interdisciplinary podcast about design and bio-fabrication technologies đŸ‡«đŸ‡·.

Bio Is The New Black invites artists, designers, philosophers, scientists and engineers to explore the multiple ethical, critical and creative questions that arise with bio-fabrication technologies.

Crédits Logo : Elise Rigot
Crédits Typo : Studio Triple, Jérémy Landes

Bio Is The New Black 1
We interviewed David Benqué, researcher and designer.

Bio Is The New Black 2
We spoke to Marie-Sarah Adenis, a designer and biologist by training.

Bio Is The New Black 3
A dialogue between Anthony Masure & Xavier Guchet.

Bio Is The New Black 5 part 1
The iGEM competition, dialogue between Arthur-Donald Bouillé, Lisa Dehove & Xavier Montoy.

Bio Is The New Black 5 part 2
Design between the living and the artificial, dialogue between Arthur-Donald Bouillé & Xavier Montoy.

Experimentation with research formats

The podcast as a research format

The podcast as a research format

The podcast as a research format

What forms of knowledge do research/creative approaches in design take?

The forms of knowledge produced by research-creation are at once situated*, material, embodied, projective, sensitive and speculative*. This knowledge comes from situations: those in the ground, take on a material dimension, an objective dimension by reason of their nature: these are books, game rules, photographs, collections of objects, posters, fanzines, atlases, etc. It is projective because it is resolutely turned towards a future project, sensitive because it makes us aware of a phenomenon that was not previously perceptible, and speculative in the sense that it is in a form of open possibilities: its form is not prescriptive but descriptive.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

Lecture-performance donnée au Festival du Poulpe, Marseille, août 2019


Mini mobile site of the reading-performance in Marseille in August 2019

Notre monde vampyroteuthique, 26 août 2019, Crédit photo : David Sugar

Vilém Flusser Archive,
UdK Berlin

Schéma de la Vilém Flusser Archive, Thibéry Maillard, 2019

Index du mot-clé « Octopus », Vilém Flusser Archive, UdK Berlin

Anita Jori, VilĂ©m Flusser Archive, UdK Berlin (photo Élise Rigot)

Genealogy of
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

Vilém Flusser, Die Schrift, édition sur disquette, Immatrix, 1987

Paola Bozzi, “Durch fabelhaftes Denken”: Evolution, Gedankenexperiment, Science & Fiction. VilĂ©m Flusser, Louis Bec und der Vampyroteuthis Infernalis,
Berlin, UdK, coll. International Flusser Lectures, 2008

Agenda de Vilém Flusser (1983) faisant mention de rencontres réguliÚres
avec Louis Bec, Berlin, UdK, Vilém Flusser Archive

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, versions allemandes et traductions depuis l’allemand

Vampyroteuthis infernalis [1981-1987], trad. de l’allemand par Christophe Lucchese, Bruxelles, Zones Sensibles, 2015

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, version portugaise traduite en anglais

Chronologie des Ă©dition du Vampyroteuthis Infernalis (schĂ©ma Élise Rigot)

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, version japonaise « augmentée »

FR podcast of
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

>Edition écrite numérique du podcast<
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis 🐙 & Ă©pistĂ©mologie fabulatoire ⚗

EN podcast of
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

Different versions FR & EN of the radiophonic creation from the original text of Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, original text (FR) from a reading-performance given at the Festival du Poulpe, Marseille, August 2019

Extract from radiophonic fiction

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis 🐙 radiophonic creation :
listen to extract from | 4:38 - 9:10 | 14:41 - 19:15 |

Figure 2: Schemes in between linear and circular model in essays of Flusser, interpretation of Elise Rigot

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis as Bioluminescent Lighthouse to Think among the Living. Some Mutations: From 1981 to 1991

Thanks a lot for listening!

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