20th Art Division Jury Selections
Second Life: Habitat
CHANG Ting-Tong / CHENG Hsien-Yu [Taiwan]
This installation connects breeding chambers of 8,000 Asian tiger mosquitos with a computer to illustrate the cycles of life. When a mosquito is killed by a bug zapper, it reincarnates as a humanoid avatar in the computer. When the avatars die, blood for the next generation of mosquitos in the chambers is released. This work also alludes to changes caused by global warming: more mosquitos and therefore more cases of mosquito-borne diseases.