This project presents human cells growing on a three-dimensional vase-shaped scaffold. Yang is intrigued by the notion that we are able to derive objects from the self, however fragile and laborious in their making. Yang foresees an end to socially coded distinctions between human and object in the wake of this new semi-human beings. These creations blends awe and excitement with a distinct feeling of dread, or fear arising from the uncanny connection between self and object.
In collaboration with Dr. Patricia Dankers, Tu/eindhoven.
Semi-human Vase I, 2015,
MK2 Cells on PLA based Scaffold, 55 x 40 x 20 cm Inquiry