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The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
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WU Tzu-Ning
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
3D animation projection , Internet readymade , 3D printed objects , GOBO lights projection , computer aided character cutter
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
3D animation projection , Internet readymade , 3D printed objects , GOBO lights projection , computer aided character cutter
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
3D animation projection , Internet readymade , 3D printed objects , GOBO lights projection , computer aided character cutter
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
3D animation projection , Internet readymade , 3D printed objects , GOBO lights projection , computer aided character cutter
The Post-Venus Flytrap Project
2018
3D animation projection , Internet readymade , 3D printed objects , GOBO lights projection , computer aided character cutter
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“This plant, commonly called Venus’ fly-trap, from the rapidity and force of its movements, is one of the most wonderful in the world.” — Charles Darwin

Dionaea muscipula, commonly called “Venus’ Flytrap”, because the prickly hairs on the edges of the leaves are like eyelashes of Venus. The active trapping habits of insectivorous plants are different from those of ordinary plants that are considered passive victims of the species hierarchy. In the Post-Venus Flytrap Project, the artist combines dionaea muscipula and female vulva as models for posthuman transformation, and there is an attempt to flip the myth of biological stratum to classify plants as lower creatures. Based on the study of the special predator organs of insectivorous plants and the female external genitalia, the common natural of seduction, cooperation and deception can be found in both sex and death, appetite and libido. The artist takes “online-readymade” for her simulation of genetic modification from the NCBI such as the science models and crystal structures of the venus flytrap digestive juice and the human arginase related to sexual arousal. The simulation of biological gene blending and artificial organ transplantation is suggesting a future possibility of posthuman nutritional acquisition and foraging, and the dynamics relationship latent between appetite and libido was presented by the symbolic metaphor of female vulva and the rapid movement of venus’ flytrap. Eventually, there is a trap of “Post-Venus body” generated by desire.

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22 artworks / 75 exhibition
Video Art
Laza WU Tzu-Ning is a creator who plays variable roles in the art world and also keeps changing her styles in real life. We can see variety and diversity of Laza’s works as compounds of her multiple styles of creations. Mixed media installation wo ...
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KEYWORDS
WU Tzu-Ning, 2000, Performance Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2011, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2011, New Media Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2003, Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2013, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2011, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2013, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2002-2010, Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2019, New Media Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2006-2013, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 1978-, New Media Art , Performance Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2011, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2005, Performance Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2011, New Media Art , Video Art
WU Tzu-Ning, 2008-2009, New Media Art , Video Art