speculating alternative realities





Neo-metabolism




Neo-metabolism is a public interactive Installation allowing audiences to experience a speculative carbon responsible future through symbiosis lifestyle. According to research, humanity is far away from a sustainable life, even with full implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement proposals by 2100. This project imagines that due to the crisis of global warming in 2030, carbon sustainability has become a value system and individuals pay every gram of carbon dioxide they emit, including transportation, food, and even breathing. However, some people find another way-out by embracing a symbiotic lifestyle to offset carbon dioxide through photosynthesis to contribute to reverse global warming, with the help of their symbiosis partners -  Algae Ruff and Moss Beard.



The experience starts with “transplanting” one of the future symbiosis partners - Algae Ruff and Moss Beard. Entering the interactive moss garden, audiences find themselves photosynthesizing and absorbing carbon dioxide, which is visualized by projection mapping. After finishing a cycle of photosynthesis, audiences will be rewarded with a carbon credit that can be traded for a tube of Spirulina smoothie, which is speculated to be a trendy food in the near future.