Food is our primary source of energy. As an artistic medium and tool of communication I have been exploring food and our relation to it as a way of understanding environmental perception. This process starts with looking at micro food and plants under the microscope and translating their geometries into architectural models and public interactive installations. Food is just as beautiful from the micro level as it is on the macro level. I’m interested in bringing the visual transformation of digestion, decay, and energy from the micro realm that we don’t normally see into the macro public realm through experimental interactive installations. What is emergent architecture = Architectural systems that adapt, transform, and evolve based on their relationship to environmental conditions. To create an engagement between the viewer and this metabolic process we transformed food into an architectural material taking form and structure in the viewer’s digestive system. The installation will have an area where the viewer is asked to make there own energy pills from algae and other herbs as well as drink the evolving algae in H2O. The colours of the algae changing in the bottles is also a direct reflection of how natures systems work as this reaction is based on ultraviolet light coming from the sun. Once digested each pill will take form in the viewer’s digestive system. The works takes a journey from the external to the internal, then back to the external through energy levels and waste. This work is a cycle of energy as a metaphor of the ever-changing natural cycle in nature, and the process of food digestion into kinetic energy.
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The viewer is encouraged to take as much energy as they need to shift or transform their internal digestive system and their output of physical energy. "Live" Chelsa Space + Cook-House London, UK Curator = Hiu Tung Chung ^ algae label-------------------------------------------------------------  installation view =