Bio, Craft & Tech
Hybrida is a project that speculates on new forms of life, connecting nodes from the fields of biology and technology. The exhibition consists of three sound biosculptures. Inside each one of them, reside living organisms (colonies of bacteria and yeasts) in a continuous process of fermentation. Through the use of sensors, the biological activity is transformed into data that is eventually translated into a sonorous environment of gastric and intestinal sounds. This audio stimuli represent a form of expression of the organic processes, mediated by the technologic language. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip implants assign a digital identity to the bacterial membranes inside. The use of these electronic implants allude to the idea of the “cyborg entity” that shapes our future present.