Humans are always interacting with the environment in the direct and not- direct ways. We have affected many organisms by engineering ecosystems to suit human comfort. Invisible microorganisms play significant roles in the recycling organic and non-organic materials particularly in the decomposition of natural wastes. Microbiota is the community of microbes inhabiting our body and helps us in improving health and preventing diseases. The piece “Generative Membrane” materialize this abstract concept of human interacting with microbes. The structure created by digital bacteria generated from bio-inspired algorithm to cover the sculpture is realized by implementing sensors in the textile object, which reacts to touch, moisture, heat and triggers by means of its shape mapped projections and amalgamated sounds.
- Galina Mihaleva, Singapore