Sabina Hyoju AHN


©2020 by Sabina Hyoju Ahn

This work is a quadraphonic sound installation that uses novel sonification methodology to transform the binding energy between a single molecule of Borrelia bacteria and human protein cell into auditory perception. Borrelia bacteria are known as pathogens that can cause Lyme disease in humans. In this work, the pathogen-human molecular level of physical interaction was measured by Atomic Force Microscopy technology which practically can touch a single molecule to measure the binding force between these two different biomolecules. By looking at the interspecies relationship in parasitism, this work tries to see it as a mutualistic and long-term relationship rather than the negative effect on the host’s side.

This work has been developed by collaborating with Biophysics Institute at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and Twelve Lab in The Hague, Netherlands.
This work has been supported by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germain and Braunschweig Project, HBK, Braunschweig, Germany.

Exhibition »Mutations // Mutationen«, June 18 – Aug 1, 2021
from Akademie Schloss Solitude

Noisy Data Analysis
Sonification Strategy
will be updated soon...

- If you want to read about research proposal of this work, see here.
- Preliminary reserach paper Multi-sensory transformation of biological signals, Doctoral Symposium at CoAx 2019.