Metamorphosis is the biological process in which insects physically develop after birth, involving changes to the animal’s body. It is also the name of absurdist Franz Kafka’s best-known works—a “Kafkaesque” allegorical novella. Paurometabolism, also called incomplete metamorphosis is the mode of development of certain insects that includes three distinct stages: the egg, nymph, and the adult stage, or imago.
PAURO—META is a print publication exploring insects and absurdity. Each issue focuses on one paurometabolous insect, including images and scientific articles of the insect throughout each stage of development. Absurdist literature, plays, and art spreads are placed randomly throughout the publication as bold interjections.