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Tiger Penis Project
2018
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KU Kuang-Yi
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
Mixed Media
尺寸依場地而定
Tiger Penis Project
2018
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Many cultures have their own systems of alternative medicine, whose effectiveness cannot always be proven according to contemporary scientific analysis. They are usually regarded as mere cultural myths, such as the use of the tiger penis to increase virility in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). At the same time, the huge demand for wild animals in TCM poses a threat to endangered species. Nevertheless, TCM may offer other benefits beyond mainstream western medicine. Is there a way to resolve the conflict between health, culture, and environmental conservation through a new interpretation of traditional Chinese medicine?

Bringing non-western perspectives to speculative design scenarios, this project proposes the use of emerging biotechnologies to create artificial animal parts for Chinese medicine. Combining western and Chinese medicine and technologies, this new hybrid medicine prevents the further destruction of both animals and traditional cultures, and provides more possibilities for the coexistence of human society and the natural environment.

ARTISTS
10 artworks / 81 exhibition
New Media Art
Kuang-Yi Ku lives and works both in Taiwan and the Netherlands. He is doing his Ph.D. research at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and the research topic is the interdisciplinary practice between art, design, and bioscience. He has graduated with t ...
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KEYWORDS
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