The Future of Lungs is a speculative video installation that explores the future of human life examining air pollution, where humans are forced to become plant-human hybrids to reverse the pollution and damage they have done to Earth.
The Future of Lungs
Somewhere around 100 years in the future, due to the activity of the insatiable modern human, the air pollution reaches beyond toxic. Humans are forced to search for a new form of existing in a world without fresh air.
Inspired by the photosynthesis of plants and their ability to convert carbon-dioxide into life sustaining oxygen, a group of scientists and biologists redefine the continuation of human life. They create a seed and implant it into the human lung. The seed gradually alters the fabric of the human lung, inducing a morphosis that extends throughout the entire human body, into a hybrid of plant and human.
With every exhale, the hybrid being provides clean air. With every inhale, it starts to heal the damage that humans have caused to the planet.