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Isola Prossima
Manibus 2022

Canzo - CO
Isola Polvese - PG
Monopoli - BA



Psychaedi, 2020
mixed media, paper, clay and beeswax.
Paper Asian hornet nest in a glass case.

Elena Redaelli Francesco Bertele’

Psychaedi is a ftional character; in a new world, a post-human creature has transformed his body and instincts to survive machine supremacy.
Psychaedi need to re-generate themselves through deep interaction with nature.
Nature reasserts itself in a constant exchange between bodies where the human animal becomes equal to all the other animated and animated beings in nature.



The Psychaedi (baghead body, also simply baghead) are a family of the Exofobian.
The baghead family is fairly small. Baghead species are found globally, with some in modern times settling in continents where they are not native.
Another common name for the Psychaedi is "cocoon head". The name refers to the habit of the predecessors of these two families who, at the nal stage of their evolution, had the brain modied by machine colonization; therefore, they needed to evolve into a new species and build significant protective cases in which they could hide and
re-generate the brain. Cases are functional to Psychaedi to develop the endogenous attention system by now atrophied and restore the body by territorializing it.
The cocoons reactivate the nervous system and the brain by inhibiting the dopamine reward circuits and allowing a state of boredom. An autonomous motor activity of the naked body at the centre of the natural ecosystem is necessary to stimulate the perception-apperception-consciousness system and initiate this process.
The bagworms belong to the superfamily funnel heads, a basal lineage of the Anthropody Nomads (including case-bearers). This means that the bagheads and case-bearers are only as closely related to each other as either is to buttery.
Taking after the Asian hornet's disappearing ways of construction, the cocoons present specic bionic models of structural development in space. These cases are constructed from recycled paper and environmental materials: local soil, dust and small plants.

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