The Sick Detective (2020)

 is a zine that introduces the character of The Sick Detective, an alter ego that I use during my artistic research. The main trait of The Sick Detective is her ongoing struggle with notions as immersion, osmosis, co-penetration, infection, etc. By embodying this character I reflect on the position of the artistic researcher in times of crises and the problems that are induced by it. The character of The Sick Detective is based on plant-human hybrids depicted in popular culture. It draws inspiration from philosophical works from Stacy Alaimo, Nicole Seymour, Jeffrey T. Nealon, Heather Houser, etc. The zine is used during talks, workshops and lectures.