The manifesto works against the pejorative perspective, and biological predator-prey and parasite-host domination.
There is a focus on the fluctuating of hierarchical levels – so to minimise the differences between parasite and host groups.
Nothing is completed in isolation, all forms of contact are social.
Materializing the positive aspects of a parasite, favours for catalysing social change.
The focus is on the interruptive stage and the first act of contact made between a parasite and host coupling; as an activity which releases a productive change." (..)
"There is a sense of urgency and a need for the body, to be in contact with the environment.
There is a need for this parasite to form a connection with the external place, that the body is situated in.
Physical contact forms multitudes of interruptions onto the host body and machine.
There is nothing outside of the open system, all relations are parasitic, scenarios and hierarchical differences must be brought to the surface as inevitable and occuring without a meta position. CONTACT!"
Host-Guest; Madeleine Barrat (2019)
The purgative and cyclical nature of the way that the leeches and I interact calls into question the guest/host relationship.
Can a host body become something more than a vessel for a parasite to feed off and then discard?" https://madeleinebarratt.co.uk