The Evolution of the Spermalege, 2014 – now, biosynthetic sculpture installation

The installation The Evolution of the Spermalege by British artist Joey Holder shows fascinating sexual organs of insects such as bed mites. Did you know, for example, that male bed mites insert their seed directly into the abdominal cavity of the female mite – called traumatic insemination – while she has an opening specifically for that purpose? These bizarre natural phenomena are just right under our noses, but seem to surpass our strangest fantasies about extra-terrestrial life.

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