Cyanohuman

The future of the human race is symbiotic cooperation. We must provide our CO2 producing bodies as environments for photosynthetic cyanobacteria to co-inhabit. We must do our share to re-establish balance. Cyanohuman looks into the far future and imagines how the human body might evolve in order to manage CO2 emissions. 

The rising level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is one of the primary factors impacting climate change. It is a reality that we are going to live in a progressively more CO2 rich atmosphere. Cyanobacteria live on CO2 and light and are the only form of photosynthetic bacteria that are not harmful to humans. Producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis, over millions of years they slowly changed the CO2-rich atmosphere of the early Earth to the present-day oxygen-rich atmosphere we breathe.

Cyanohuman envisions the form this symbiosis might take. Exploring materials and methods, I drew my inspiration from the form of the cyanobacteria itself. The forms were sculpted onto the body and photographed. The macro-photos of the forms mimic the visual language of biological imagery. Cyanohuman intends to provoke and tread the line between beauty and ugliness; between seeming plausible and yet inconceivable. 

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