In the video, the metaphor for protean change is a tide pool; an intertidal zone influenced by the moon and the sun. This is an ecosystem that requires many adaptations from its inhabitants. Furthermore, it could be said that the intertidal zones can be seen as a gauge for the change that is happening in the oceans. These places are looked at as models for studying ecological change in general because the effects are seen at a more rapid pace. The protein chains link us to our past and our future, and in the work, they are mediated through a “looking device” and a seer, who utters recipes and predictions.
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Laitinen is the winner of the 2021 AVEK Award.