Lab Note – In February of 2007 I, Morgan Sea, accidently attended the opening of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics when i was accidentally indoctrinated and irradiated by the all encompassing nature of ‘pataphysics and gifted with a lovely decorative merit badge. Since then, whenever I where the badge, I started to get the strangest inquiries from total strangers such as “What the hell is Pataphysics?” “Do you hate men?” “What?” “Can you explain it again?” And in an effort to answer these questions and more (and less) I began my own practice as a ‘pataphysician. In my research i’ve found a surprising amount of applicable skills from the science of exceptions as it relates the most exceptional people around – the transgender, transsexual and or trans* community. My findings have been published in small scientific pamphlets (below), and a larger paper is in the process of pier review and should be released as soon as they can fish it out of the water and dry it off.
Propaganda: In 2015 I started distributing the following flyers via carrier pigeon, canada post and in the blowholes of beluga whales.
Potential Work Shop / Lecture:
In this workshop Morgan Sea will discuss the powerful roles metaphors and allegories play in contemporary life. As a transsexual, Sea had often struggled to find the right words to explain her situation. After studying new media art and “Pataphysics,” that is no longer a problem! She is ready to explain the power of metaphor manipulation with you!
“Pataphysics” is a satirical concept developed as a parody of metaphysics and in relation to metaphor. Sea deploys the concept to describe when metaphors become real. In this workshop, participants will explore a set of tools the Sea has picked up in her practice as a web-zine writer, video maker and performance artist. With these tools participants will build pataphorical vessels to further their communication skills in exciting and creative ways. Navigating the web via popular social media platforms (Twitter, Tumblr) they will voyage through a world of pop-culture and open-source mythology to pirate the right messages to suit their needs. The workshop will feature both a structured discussion and hands-on engagement with online content production, looking at emerging forms such as fanfiction, image appropriation, and re/mixing of online visual culture.
For more information : Please consider booking a lecture with Dr. Morgan Sea ‘PhD at – OrgansEa(AT)GmAiL(dot)Com
Random Images Randomized. Morgan Sea, 2012-2016.