Killing the Host


Session Title:

  • SITEWORKS: Ecologies and Technologies

Presentation Title:

  • Killing the Host




  • Roundtable: SITEWORKS: Ecologies and Technologies

    Killing the Host is an augmented reality work that can be viewed on smartphone in situ. Giant scabies mites stand threateningly over wombat burrows on the Bundanon property and at sites of long-wall mines in the southern coalfields of NSW. On approach, sounds of frenzied eating and pained screams erupt. Phrases, gleaned from mining company documents, explain and justify the actions of a parasite so consumed by short-term gain, it fails to realise it is torturing and destroying the very thing that sustains it.

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