With the project Bevara Flatlusen (Save the Crab Louse) I question what nature is considered worth to preserve. I examine the arguments used in conservation of biodiversity and what arguments that are used to define what species to include in the preservation. In my attempt to create an ambulating nature reserve for the plausible threatened Crab Louse, the strive for convenience crashes with rational ideals.
For the Spring Exhibition, I exhibit an extract from the TV show TV4 Nyhetsmorgon and three essays with different entries to the project. The first deals with nature, nature management and wildlife photography. What nature that is represented as nature and considered for preservation? The second treats purity, shame, intimate hair removal and heroic pain. What inconveniences are accepted, and for what reasons? The third and last essay is about the concept of the parasite, the biological definition and the metaphorical use of it as a term of abuse. But, aren’t we all parasites?