- who are you?
- I’m Jun Nishimura from Japan.
- what I’m interested in
- the reason I joined the biohack academy
I’m originally interested in art, specifically erotic art. I was thinking that the application of the bio technologies should be discussed within not only scientists but also general people. Then I found the bio community in Japan named bioClub, and then I knew this biohack academy. I don’t have biology background, so I thought this would be a good chance to expose myself into the world of biology.
I make a candle mixing with sperm to express the infinity of the life. I wanted to give others the chance to think about the death from the different view.
the short description of the project
- I have been thinking what the death is and when the death comes. I think that the death in terms of the biological definition is not the true meaning of the death. we, living things, can live based on the system of the food chain. we, living things, can live under the sacrifice of the other animals. I think those sacrifices are not death. when I think about the death which i defined, the death happen if the thing is removed from that relationship, which is to say, treating as garbage. i had a doubt against the way to treat the sperm. after people have sex, except for the case of trying to have a baby, those sperms are treated as the garbage and thrown away to the trush bin. thus I thought I wanted to make an work with sperm. I got an inspiration from the melting way of candles which sacrifice themselves to brightn and make warm. By making a candle mixing the sperm, I express that we are living on something sacrificed. by looking at the melting process of that candle, we might get the differenct views toward the death.
I was doubtful about the way we treat the sperm after having sex except for the case of trying to have babies. I dont’t mean that having sex for fun isnt’t a good thing. I was just feeling that the way people treat the sperm is same as the way we treat dust as garbage. I wanted to ask people that even if those sperms are dead because of the air-dried, the value of the sprems which are potential to be a life is same as other garbages. I got an inspiration from the melting way of candles which sacrifice themselves to brightn and make warm. By making a candle mixing the sperm, I express that we are living on something sacrificed. by looking at the melting process of that candle, we might get the differenct views toward the death.
what I use
- jelly candle
- testing tube
- aluminum foil
- Aluminum dish
- Drawing paper
- washi(japanese traditional paper)
- kite string
the candle mixed with sperm
- Tube Rack
- the jelly candle with sperm
- grow my genital bacteria. nothing special have happened actually.