Jung Hsu


Illustration, multi- web based installation, 2020-2023
Jung Hsu

Humans’ understanding of microorganisms in the body is still in the developing stage. In the past few years, whole genome sequencing (WGS) has been used to obtain data on the number of overall microorganisms. Many more detailed studies on bacterial species and colonies are still in progress. Microbiopolitics, a body map project, by using maps to present the main microbiome of the human body, including the skin, oral cavity, digestive tract, vagina and other major organs. Hopes to show the ambition of human beings to explore the microbial population and the desire of human beings to control their own body.

Tech artist: Yutung Hsiao
Data source: Human Microbiome Project (HMP)