“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.