Launched by the Y2K team in 2018, the “Biosignal” experimental series aims to collect the bio-signals from living creatures and reflect the trans-species shared experiences through real-time computing, so as to expand our understanding of other species and spark further discussions. To interpret the speculation as to artificial derivatives/hybridized organisms evolve towards possessing the abilities of communication and collective decision-making, Y2K specifically created empowered works as its experimentation in the venue. Treating the plants’ bio-signals as headwaters, the exhibits are able to perceive, metabolize, and react to stimuli on the one hand, and exchange the environmental information (e.g., light, temperature, humidity, atmospheric components, etc.) they perceived individually via inorganic techniques on the other. These exhibits thus form a hub system with signals, and the system sends feedback by regulating the environmental condition in the venue.
Once signals transcend the physical confines of individuals and travel across different species, the inter-species boundaries will be gradually blurred. The exhibition venue is shaped into a semi-closed ecosystem consisting of interconnected individual signals. Is each viewer, while being included as a signal source, still a person or a mere sensory neuron in this nature-dominated realm, from which escape is nowhere on the horizon?